Joseph C. 'Joe' Sparks

Died: November 25, 2009
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Joseph C. ‘Joe’ Sparks, age 29 of Wapakoneta, died 11:48 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in Lima Memorial Health Systems following an auto accident on Townline Road south of State Route 67 in Auglaize County.

He was born in Kettering, Ohio to Gary P. and Wanda J. Carpenter Sparks who survive in New Breman, Ohio.

Mr. Sparks was a welder at General Dynamics. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local #2075 and enjoyed working on his custom car.

Additional survivors include his fiancee, Cassie Cox of Wapakoneta, 1 son, Dustin Cox of Wapakoneta, 1 brother, Matthew Paul Sparks of New Bremen and his maternal grandparents, Wilbur and Mabel Carpenter of Coldwater, MI.

Funeral services will begin 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 30, 2009 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, The Rev. Jonathan Spyker will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 – 4:00 pm., and 6:00 to 8:00 pm., Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be given to a fund for Dustin’s education.

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Date: Sunday, November 29, 2009

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Monday, November 30, 2009

Time: 10:30 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Died: November 25, 2009

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