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August 29, 2013

Robert Allen Sparks

TERRE HAUTE — Robert Allen Sparks, 74, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Robert was born on Feb. 28, 1939, in Crawfordsville, to the late Charles R. Sparks and Frances L. (Fagan) Sparks.          

Robert attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary where he met the love of his life, Marcella Gorden. They were wed for 531⁄2 years before her passing in 2012. For 30 years, Robert worked at Edison Brothers Shoes, in Terre Haute, before moving onward with the Indiana Hoosier Lottery for 15 years. After retiring from the lottery, he took up knitting and basket making and also taught classes at Joann Fabric.    

Robert is survived by his loving daughter, Shonda (Andrew) Cheever; sister, Mabel (Paul) Thorne; one niece; and three nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella; and brother, Alvin Sparks.

Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel, has been entrusted with arrange-ments. A celebration of life service will be on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Terre Haute United Methodist Temple at 6:30 p.m with visitation from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Blood Center, 3450 N.  Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208 and/or your local Humane Society. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting

www.leppertmortuary.com

 

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