Susan Ann Sparkman

Posted By | September 9, 2019 4:04 pm

Last Updated: September 10, 2019 at 9:03 am

Susan Ann Sparkman, 62, of Sparta, passed from this life on Sept. 8, 2019.

Mrs. Sparkman was born Sept. 10, 1956, the daughter of John Ross Anderson and Helen Juanita Grissom Anderson.

She taught school at Doyle Elementary for nine years. Mrs. Sparkman then came home to raise her family and work on the family dairy farm. She started her own business, Sparkman Poultry Farm. Mrs. Sparkman also started a successful bakery business, Nana’s Sweet Treats. She was an active member of Gum Springs Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sparkman was preceded in death by her father, John Ross Anderson, and a brother, John Stephen Anderson.

Survivors include her mother, Juanita Anderson, of Sparta;

her husband, Johnny Sparkman, of Sparta; sons, Jacob Sparkman (Pam), of Sparta, Josh Sparkman (Katherine,) of McMinnville, Derrick Sparkman (Kim), of Knoxville, Nicholas Sparkman (Ashley), of Sparta, Tyler Sparkman (Kristin), of Sparta; daughter, Logan Sparkman, of Nashville; grandchildren, Megan Sparkman, Lytle Sparkman, Grace Sparkman, Keaton Sparkman, Andrew Sparkman, Eli Sparkman, Harrison Sparkman, Blakelyn Cope, Brantley Sparkman, Weston Sparkman, Kasen Sparkman, Noah Sparkman, Norah Sparkman, Kenslee Sparkman; sisters, Denise Austin, of Atlanta, Peggy Hutchings, of Sparta, Mary Beth Godwin, of Dickson; and a brother, Billy Anderson, of Sparta.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Sept. 12, 2019, at Gum Springs Baptist Church, with burial in Hurd Cemetery. Bro. Bo Hendrix will officiate. The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m., Sept. 11, and 8-10 a.m., Sept. 12, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Sparkman’s memory.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Comment by Karen Maples Sams

    September 11, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    So sorry for your loss Johnny. “…I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me…” You and your family will be in my prayers. Sincerely, Karen


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