Robert R Sparks

Born: Thu., Dec. 31, 1931
Died: Tue., Jul. 2, 2019


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Robert R. Sparks, age 87, of Detroit, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Eastside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield, Illinois.  He was born on December 25, 1931 in McKee Township, Adams County, Illinois to Charles Henry and Myrtle Olive Jackson Sparks.  He married Peggy Evans on August 27, 1988 in Louisiana, Missouri, and she survives.

Robert was the Road Commissioner for Detroit Township for 48 years.  In 2008, he received recognition by the State of Illinois Senate for dedication and service to the citizens of Detroit Township.  Robert thoroughly enjoyed working, and worked until he was 80 years old.  He also liked to deer hunt.  Robert was a very hardworking man with a quiet soul, and always loved helping the neighbors.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; from a previous marriage a daughter, Linda DeJaynes; a granddaughter, Kara DeJaynes; a brother, Lowell Sparks of Winchester, IL; his sister, Reta Hamm of Bloomington-Normal, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Clarence and Delbert Sparks; sisters, Roberta Thompson, Helen Mixer, Leona Kerker, Bertha Lou Baker, Rosalie Stone, Eva Rollins, Pearl Wells, Liza Craft, and Marjorie Sparks; and a son-in-law, Alvin DeJaynes.

Funeral services will be private.  Memorials are suggested to Detroit Township Hall.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Robert's memory to the following organization:

Detroit Town Hall

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Dennis Galbreath
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
Sorry to hear about the loss of Robert. Will be keeping all the family members in our prayers.

John Jackson
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
sorry to hear of your lose, he was a distant cousin on the Jackson side, you all are in our thoughts and prayers...John Jackson

Kathy Turner
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
I am sorry for your loss and will hold you in my prayers.

Wally &sheoni scranton
   Posted Thu July 04, 2019
So sorry for your loss Bob was a great guy.prayers for family .

Janie Cook
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Peggy, I’m so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy.

Janet Kerker Gabbert
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Our sympathy on the loss of Bob. I remember the time we brought Grandma and Dad (Bob) to your house for a get together. Grandma thought the world of Bob and Lowell.

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