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Lee Sparks

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Sadly, on November 9, 2004, Lee Eugene Sparks "Sparky", age 80, passed away in Arlington, VA. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Veronica, son Paul, and daughter Denise, all of Va.

Lee left his family's farm in Kennett, Mo., at the age of 19, and joined the U.S. Army, serving in England, France, Germany and other European countries. Lee served primarily, with the 464th Air Service Group, in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he earned several commendations including Victory in Europe Medal, the European-Middle East Theater Campaign Medal, 4 Overseas Bars, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

After marrying his war-bride Veronica from Liverpool, England, Lee settled in Flint, Mi., where he was active in the formative years of the United Auto Workers (UAW) and proudly worked for General Motors, for 51 years. Lee represented honor, integrity and loyalty, along with a huge heart, and will be very sadly missed by his family and friends. He was one of a kind.

Services, with military honors, will be held Tuesday, November 30, at 3 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Lee was an active member of the Manassas Church of Christ. Cards of condolence or stories of Lee are welcomed and may be mailed to The Sparks Family, 7311 Gordon's Road, Falls Church, VA, 22043

--Paid obituary