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Richard Sparks, 24, dies here Tuesday; service Thursday

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Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 2:32 pm

Richard Paul Neal Sparks, 24, of North Wilkesboro, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 22, 1989 in Wilkes County to Leslie Neal and Ruth Ann Hanlin Sparks. Mr. Sparks was employed with Bojangle’s.

Surviving are his wife, Robin Bouchelle Sparks of the home; his father, Leslie Neal Sparks and wife, Pamela, of North Wilkesboro; his mother, Ruth Ann Sparks of Boomer; his son, Nathan Drew Sparks of the home; his daughter, Caitlyn Rochelle Sparks of the home; brother, Harvey Wilkins of Boomer; and two sisters, Starfire Wilkins of Taylorsville, and Angela Sparks of Yadkinville.

Funeral services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at Beulah Land Independent Baptist Church in Roaring River with Pastor Junior Harrold officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be at Beulah Land Independent Baptist Church from 1 until 2 Thursday afternoon prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted.

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