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Wade Rex SPARKS

Wade Rex SPARKS1,2,3,4,5

17th Apr 19351,2,3,4,5 - 28th Jan 19761,2,3,5

Life History

17th Apr 1935

Born in Fries, Grayson, Virginia.1,2,3,4,5

28th Jan 1976

Died in Portsmouth, Virginia.1,2,3,5

Severe Frontal Head Trauma with Exposure of Frontal Lobe, Myocardial Infarction; lifting Life Raft cases in rigging, Rigging Slipped, Cases Struck Head.

after 28th Jan 1976

Buried in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia.2,3

Other facts

 

Married Living PHIBBS

Notes

  • "I descend from Edward Paul Phibbs (Dec 27, 1916 - Mar 04, 1998) andhis wife, Anna Catherine Harrington (Apr 9, 1916 - Jun 14, 2011),through my paternal grandmother (Still living) and her first husband,Wade Rex Sparks the 1st (Apr 17, 1935 - Jan 28, 1976).   From there, Idescend from paternal grandmother (Still living) and her firsthusband, Wade Rex Sparks the 1st (Apr 17, 1935 - Jan 28, 1976),through their son, my father (Still living) and his wife (Mymother/Still living)."
    --  Thea Sparks, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 February 2016

    Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014
    Wade Rex Sparks
    Birth 17 Apr 1935 Grayson, Virginia

    U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
    Wade Sparks
    Birth Date 17 Apr 1935
    Death Date 28 Jan 1976
    ARMY
    Enlistment Date 26 Nov 1957
    Release Date 25 Nov 1959
    SSN 230445985

    Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
    Wade Rex Sparks
    Age at Death 40
    Birth Date 17 Apr 1935 Virginia
    Resident 1113 Chesslawn Circle, Chesapeake, Virginia
    Occupatoin Rigger for NNSY, Portsmouth, Virginia
    Death 28 Jan 1976 Navy Reg Medical Center, Portsmouth (IndependentCity), Virginia
    Cause of Death Severe Frontal Head Trauma with Exposure of FrontalLobe, Myocardial Infarction; lifting Life Raft cases in rigging,Rigging Slipped, Cases Struck Head
    Father Von D Sparks
    Mother Ila Mays
    Spouse and Informant Barbara Sparks
    Servied in the Korean Conflict
    Burial (date not given) Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake,Virginia by Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake,Virginia
    Certificate #129, state file #76-002380 filed 6 February 1976

    Note that his death certificate reports that Wade died in the NavyMedical Center in Portsmouth, where he lived and worked, and where theaccident happened that led to his death.  But the memorial on FindaGrave reports the place of death as Norfolk.

    Wade Rex Sparks, Sr
    Birth Apr. 17, 1935 Fries, Grayson County, Virginia
    Death Jan. 28, 1976 Norfolk City, Virginia [his death certificate saysplace of death was Portsmouth, Virginia]
    Parents:
    Von DeLoss Sparks (1912 - 1986)
    Ila Mays Sparks (1918 - 2003)
    Burial Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Chesapeake City,Virginia, Garden of Prophets
    Created by Anonymous Nov 14, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #61616465,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61616465

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