The Life of Lonnie Sr. Sparkman
Lonnie R. Sparkman, Sr., age 88, of Fairport Harbor, passed away Oct. 16, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1927, in McMinnville, Tenn. He was retired from the Lake County Engineers Office where he worked in the road department. He had previously worked for Lake Asphalt. He is survived by his children, Lonnie (Donna) Sparkman, Jr., Ellen Marie (Paul) Bukovnik, Brenda Lee Sparkman, Jamie Lynn (Robert) Smalley, Sabrina Ann (Tom) Rowan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Michael "Mickey"; brothers and sisters, James Lee Murphy, Lee Frank, Mac Allen Andrew, Tommie Hugh, Annie Jo, Ellen Pearl Turner and Jamie Lynn. Services will be12:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Johnson Funeral Homewhere friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to Noon prior to the service. Burial will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland. Memorials may be made to the Fairport VFW.