Fred England Jr.

Feb. 8, 1932-March 19, 2024


Fred England, Jr., 92, of Sparta, passed away March 19, 2024, at his home, with his family, Barbara England, Sue Ann Sparks, James Sparks, Karen England, and Brittany England by his side.

Fred was a U.S. Air Force veteran (1950-1954) who took great pride in serving and protecting the United States. His heart was strong as an ox, not just medically but to the ones that he loved. He was well known in the community by his welcoming and warm demeanor. He will forever be missed by many. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great- grandfather.

He was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Sparta, and was the son of Fred England Sr. and Beulah Cobbs England.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son David Randolph.

Surviving family includes his wife of over 50 years, Barbara England, of Sparta; children, Sue Ann (James) Sparks, of Cookeville, Karen England, of North Carolina, Gary Randolph, of Illinois, Wendell Randolph, of Arizona, Robert (Betty) England, of North Carolina, Mike England, of Florida, Paul England, of Virginia; aunt, Sylvia Farmer, of Sparta; uncles, John England, of McMinnville, Ernest England, of Sparta; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Fred’s wishes were to be cremated, with no services.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home

was in charge of arrangements.

Walter “Clarence” Brown

April 9, 1940-March 21, 2024

            Walter “Clarence” Brown, 83, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2024. He was born April 9, 1940, and was the son of Harley Brown and Alice Wilson Brown.

            Clarence retired from Ball Containers – Dunkirk, Indiana, after more than 45 years of service. He was also a member of Blessed Hope Church.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Roberts Brown, and several brothers and sisters.

            Survivors include his daughters, Rita (Pat) Giudice, Kara Lowe, Lisa (Dan) Green; cousin, Jere Wilson; sister, Dotann; brother, Nolan Brown; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends.

            The family will have a memorial service at 5 p.m., March 30, 2024, at Blessed Hope Church. The church will be providing dinner.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home

is in charge of arrangements.