Joseph H. Sparks, II


Joseph H. Sparks, II, went home to his Savior on Monday, July 17, 2017, with his loving wife by his side. Born in the Bronx, NY on June 5, 1935, he was the son of Joseph and Annabelle Sparks.

Joe was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, a retired Lieutenant of the NY Fire Department, and a minister of the gospel.

He enjoyed talking to people, especially about Jesus. He loved his family and lived life with passion.

He was predeceased by his brother Edward. Joe is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vilma; children Laureen Sparks of New Jersey, Margaret-Anne Watson (Douglas) of Wilton, Vilma Debra Meeker (Mark) of Oklahoma, Joseph H. Sparks, III of Virginia and Dwight D. Sparks (Patricia) of Texas; grandchildren Nicholas, Samantha, Matthew, Ashley, Jenna, Zoë, Zahara, Tara, Isabel, Antonio, Adriana, and Joseph; great grandson Silas; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10 am Saturday, July 22 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa with Pastor Joseph Galarneau officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 21 from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

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Angel R. Rodriguez Jr.

Joe has won the big race, he has one step ahead of us. Truly a man of god. Joe will truly be missed.

Love always Darlene, Stephanie and Angel Jr.