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Jerry G. Sparkman

October 30, 1938 — December 9, 2022

Rev. Jerry Sparkman went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, December 9, 2022 in Stillwater at the age of 84. Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater.


Jerry was born October 30, 1938, one of seven children, in Cushing, Oklahoma to Cecil and Dorothy (Pack) Sparkman. He attended Cushing schools before obtaining his GED and joining the United States Air Force. Spending the next twenty years of active duty serving his country, Jerry worked in fuel system maintenance as a forman. He was stationed in several states and France over the years during his military service. After being honorably discharged, Jerry worked several years as a building engineer for OSU.


Jerry and Marilyn Sprague were married July 7, 1956 in Cushing and were blessed with 62 years until Marilyn’s passing in 2018. Jerry enjoyed fishing, telling stories, watching Gunsmoke and other hallmark westerns, and playing tanks on the computer with Marilyn in later years. He was also a very talented musician. Jerry loved the Lord and was very devoted in his faith. Being called to preach at a young age, he and Marilyn would travel the country evangelizing at different churches and pastoring at two. One in Vinco and one in Perkins sharing the good news of Jesus Christ! He faith is now complete, and he rests in the divine presence of his Heavenly Father.


Those left behind to Celebrate his life include his four children, Cherri Burcham and husband Bruce of Tulsa, OK., Tammy Cowan and husband Louis of Perkins, OK., Tracy Hahn and husband Jeff of Owasso, OK., and Rick Sparkman and wife Angie of Tulsa, OK; three brothers, Bob Sparkman and wife Rita of Grand Prairie, TX., Lanny Sparkman and wife Sharon of Yale, OK., David Sparkman of Grand Prairie, TX., and Larry Sparkman and wife Kim of Okmulgee, OK; one sister, Shirley Rogers of Azle, TX; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one son, Chuck Sparkman.


Visitation will be 2PM to 8PM Tuesday, December 12, 2022 at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home, Stillwater. Family will greet guests from 6PM to 8PM. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 2PM at the funeral home with Louis Cowan officiating. Interment will follow at Parkland Cemetery.


Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmarler.com


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Visitation

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater

5106 North Washington Street, Stillwater, OK 74075

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Visitation- with Family

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater

5106 North Washington Street, Stillwater, OK 74075

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater

5106 North Washington Street, Stillwater, OK 74075

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Interment

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Starts at 3:30 pm (Central time)

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