Arrangements to celebrate the life and ministry of Reverend David Sparks have been set. Visitation will be Friday, January 9 from 4-7 p.m. (EDT) at Bethany UMC, 6100 Moorman Rd. in Louisville, KY and Saturday, January 10 from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EDT) at Southern Hills UMC, 2356 Harrodsburg Rd. in Lexington, KY. A service celebrating David’s life will follow at 2 p.m. and will also be held at Southern Hills.
David served in many capacities within the Kentucky Annual Conference. His service dates back to his days as a youth in the conference and being an active member of conference youth councils. As he reached adulthood David served various churches in the conference in the area of youth ministry. David then became the Associate Director of Connectional Ministries with Young People and the he also took on the pastorate of Bethany and PRP UMCs in the Louisville District.
David was preceded in death by his father, Wayne and his sister, Micki. He is survived by his wife, Dawn, daughter Megan (Matt Bracken), son Luke and granddaughters Makenzie and Wesley Bracken. He is also survived by his mother, Carol and sister Paula (Jim), nephews Allen and J.C., nieces Amanda and Janessa, and great nephews Jordon and A.J.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sparks Educational Fund and sent to 4284 Southmoor Park, Lexington, Ky. 40514