Welcome to the memorial page for

Joe W. Sparkman

July 14, 1944 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 73)

The Piano Brothers

Funeral service for Joe W. Sparkman, 73, will be Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Susan Parker and Rev. Jimmy Legg officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  Burial will be in Moss Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mr. Sparkman died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.  He was born July 14, 1944, in Morgan County to Pervis Almon Sparkman and Willie "Billie" Cochran Sparkman.  He was a member of Moss Chapel Church and was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Nancy Sparkman Duncan.  He received a football scholarship to Jacksonville State University. After a football injury he transferred to Athens State College and received a Bachelor's of Arts degree and afterward received a Master's Degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University.  He was retired after 25 years working with the Hartselle City School System and also for the Morgan County Schools.  He was an Assistant Football Coach and also coached for the wrestling team. In addition to coaching, he also taught Social Studies at the Hartselle Junior High School.  

Survivors include:

One Sister:
Bonnie Allen , Somerville, AL

Joey Duncan, Hartselle, AL 

Two Nieces:
Gena Baxter (Gary) of Hartselle, AL  and 
Vicki Landers, Decatur, AL

Great Nieces:
Ashley Robertson, (Brandon), Cameron Baxter and Caitlin Baxter

Great Nephew:
Zach Landers, Decatur, AL

Great Great Nieces:
Ava and Emily Robertson

Pallbearers will be Joey Duncan, Don Logan, William Booth, Mike Sparkman, Steve Atkins, Paul Parker and Steve Rivers.      

Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Eddy, Jimmy Yarborough, Wayne Brown, David Mobley, Bill "Snuffy" Smith, Glen Hollingsworth, Gary Baxter and Brandon Robertson.    


Peck Funeral Home                   
1600 Hwy 31 SW
P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL  35640
256.773.2543 (Fax)

 Service Information

August 5, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Peck Funeral Home
1600 Highway 31 SW| P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL 35640

Funeral Service
August 5, 2017

1:30 PM
Peck Funeral Home
1600 Highway 31 SW| P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL 35640

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