BURNSVILLE, N.C.— Mike Sparks went home to be with Jesus, Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at the age of 74.
He was a son of Mary Belle Buchanan Sparks of Estatoe and the late John W. Sparks. Mike graduated from Harris High School and retired from Coats America, where he worked as a receiving clerk.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Belle, of the home. He had one daughter, Tammy and her husband, Joe Maltba, of Spruce Pine and her mother, Pat Sparks. His pride and joy was his two grandsons: Israel and Noah Maltba. And a sister, Kay Sparks of Spruce Pine. Other people he considered family was Tony Panou of Marion and Da-vid Duncan of Yancey County. Both men showed what friendship really meant.
Pastor Ricky Ray of Burnsville will hold a private service for the family at Yancey Funeral Services. at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 17th, 2020. Burial will follow in the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family still wishes to thank all the friends and neighbors for their calls and support. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.