Sparks, William Ray “Sparky”, age 77, of Middletown, OH passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 12, 1940 in Trent, KY to William Sylvester and Edna Raye (Handy) Sparks. He retired from A K Steel in 2002 after being employed with the company for 38 years. William is survived by his daughter, Annagale Rae Sparks; sons, Steven (Vicki) Sparks, William (Connie) Sparks and P. Joseph (Tina) Sparks; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Louis Keeton and Doris Underwood; William is further survived by his secondary and only additional caregiver, sister-in-law, Lisa M. Bowlin and many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved wife, Terri Lynn (Bowlin) Sparks. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Linda Smith and Megan Knight for helping immensely throughout William’s final years; as well as Hospice of Dayton-specifically Latoya Durham, Brittany Hanahan, Kim Metcalf and Jennifer Drake. A Receiving of Friends will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 pm at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home, 6850 Roosevelt Avenue, Middletown, OH 45005; The receiving of friends will be pot-luck style and anyone who would like to bring a dish/appetizer is more than appreciated. A celebration of life service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. James Anderson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn Street- Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bakerstevensparramore.com.