George Ernest SPARLING / Harriett Mary LARK - "Hattie"

George Ernest SPARLING / Harriett Mary LARK - "Hattie"

Husband : George Ernest SPARLING

Male Born : 18 MAY 1884at : Toronto, Ontario
Married : 26 NOV 1912at : Sebastien, Arkansas
Died : 05 FEB 1956at : San Bernardino, California
Father : William SPARLING
Mother : Jeanette MCKERROLL
Spouses : Harriett Mary LARK - "Hattie"

  • REFERENCE: Jn I G 8 h

Wife : Harriett Mary LARK - "Hattie"

Female Born : 19 MAR 1887at : Arkansas
Died : 16 APR 1958at : San Bernardino, California
Father : Augustus H LARK
Mother : Mary A PROCTOR
Spouses : George Ernest SPARLING

Family :
  • CENSUS: 1930, Lancaster, Crawford, Arkansas [1720]
  • CENSUS: 1940, Springfield, Greene, Missouri


Name : Mary Janet SPARLING
Female Born : 13 AUG 1913at :
Died : 09 JUN 1915at : Arkansas
Buried : 1915at : Newberry Chapel Cemetery, Alma, Crawford, Arkansas
Spouses :

  • REFERENCE: Jn I G 8 h i

Name : Emily Lark SPARLING
Female Born : 23 MAY 1916at : Oklahoma
Married : 10 JUN 1935at : Crawford, Arkansas
Died : 28 JAN 2001at : Sacramento, California
Spouses : Herbert E CRAGG , Delphin Delmas DULL

  • REFERENCE: Jn I G 8 h ii

Name : George Ernest SPARLING [867]
Male Born : 13 AUG 1918at : Muskogee, Oklahoma
Married : 25 AUG 1942at : Miller, Lawrence, Missouri
Died : 19 JUN 2005[866] at :
Buried : 22 JUN 2005at : Miller Memorial Gardens, Miller, Lawrence, Missouri
Spouses : Lucille DILDAY

  • OCCUPATION: Reverend,
  • REFERENCE: Jn I G 8 h iii

Name : Walter Eugene SPARLING
Male Born : at :
Married : at :
Died : at :
Spouses : Opal Irene MARKHAM , Carolyn COLLINS


[1720] Hattie and the children are staying with her mother. George is elswehere.

[867] Rev. George Sparling
Memorial service for Rev. George Sparling will be at 4 p.m., June 22, 2005 at Schweitzer United Methodist Church with the Reverend Bob Casady officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel in Springfield.
Interment will be in Miller Memorial Gardens at 1:30 p.m., June 22, 2005.
Rev. Sparling was born Aug. 13, 1918 in Muskogee, Okla. to George Ernest Sparling and Hattie Lark Sparling. He married Lucille Dilday. Rev. Sparling died June 19, 2005.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille; brother, Col. Walter Eugene Sparling and wife, Carolyn, Houston, Texas; son Bruce and wife, Cindy; daughter, Jan Sparling Herring and husband, Lyndon; grandson, Dr. Jeff Sparling and wife, Carrie; and great-granddaughter, Kate; grandson, David Sparling and wife, Crystal.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Mary Janet Sparling and Lark Dull.
Rev. Sparling served Methodist churches in the Springfield area while completing his undergraduate work at Drury. After completing seminary at Southern Methodist University, he began his regular ministry in Deering. He then served Salem. From there he served Missouri United Methodist churches in De Soto, Joplin, Sedalia, Liberty and Poplar Bluff, before being appointed District Superintendent, St. Louis South District. Rev. Sparling retired from regular service in St. James after 50 years as a United Methodist pastor.
Rev. Sparling will lie in state from 6 to 8 p.m., today (Tues.) at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Schweitzer United Methodist Church, 2747 East Sunshine, Springfield, MO. 65804 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, Va. 22038-1132 (designate Rev. George Sparling on contributions).

[866] Social security records give a date of death of 28 Jun 2005, but the obituary was published and he was buried by the 22nd.


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