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Bobby E. Sparks

January 4, 1955 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 66)

Obituary

Bobby E. Sparks, age 66, of Troy, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at his residence.  He was born on January 4, 1955, in Dayton to Arlene (Cox) Sparks of Troy and the late Estill C. Sparks. 

Bobby is survived by his wife of 47 years: Jana M. (Cobaugh) Sparks; two children: Angela M. (Rich) Booker and Russell B. Sparks, both of Troy; two sisters: Laura (Bruce) Myers and Nancy Sparks, both of Troy; four grandchildren: Trey Sparks, Logan Phillips, Brady Sparks and Hailey Sparks; and several nieces and nephews.

Bobby was a 1973 graduate of Miami East High School.  He was a lifetime member and past president of DARF, where he started the DARF Hall of Fame.  Bobby was also a Kentucky Colonel. He loved his family, fishing and building and lettering race cars.  He was a former employee of Dinner Bell Foods and retired from SK Mold & Tool.  Bobby was owner/operator of Sparks Racing Supply.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Baird Funeral Home in Troy with Pastor Kermit Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery in Casstown.  Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday and 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to DARF, Wally Scherer Injured Drivers Benevolent Fund, c/o Vanessa Gibson, 1361 Edinburgh Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bairdfuneralhome.com.


Services

Visitation
Friday
November 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Baird Funeral Home
555 North Market Street
Troy, Ohio 45373

Visitation
Saturday
November 20, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Baird Funeral Home
555 North Market Street
Troy, Ohio 45373

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Baird Funeral Home
555 North Market Street
Troy, Ohio 45373

Donations

DARF, Wally Scherer Injured Drivers Benevolent Fund
c/o Vanessa Gibson, 1361 Edinburgh Drive,, Troy OH 45373

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