January 19, 2023

Thomas Gene Sparks, Jr. 46, left this world for his heavenly home Friday, January 6, 2023 from the Norton Community Hospital.

Thomas was a Christian of the Baptist faith and attended Calvary Baptist Church Pound, VA where he considered them all his family.

Thomas was employed by Wise County as a convenience center attendee. He was an inactive member of the Pound Fire Department and the Pound Rescue Squad. He was very active in helping with

the “Pickin in the Pound” of which he was very proud to be a part and involved on line in his NF support group.. Thomas enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, photography and kayaking. He never met a stranger, always had a smile and was deeply loyal to his God, his family and his friends.

Thomas was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Roy and Cotella Sparks and his step-grandmother Ruth Sparks; his maternal grandparents Frank and Mary Cantrell; aunts Nancy Sparks and Patricia Sparks; and uncles Robert Sparks and Jackie Lynn Lawson.

Survivors include his parents Tom and Jean Sparks-Pound, VA; sisters Janie Short (Venessa)-Johnson City, TN and Tracy Hylton (Travis)-Pound, VA; his nieces Emily (Dylan), Madison, Cali and Rose; his nephews Jordan (Erica), Peyton (Taylor), Brendan (Brittany), Nolan, Gavin, Cameron, Kyler, Beckham, Asher, Gage and Isaiah; uncles Rudy (Janet) Sparks and Phil (Chris) Cantrell; aunts Jewell (Benny) Mullins and Vanda Lawson; numerous cousins and other family and friends; and his beloved fur baby cat Rebel.

As per Thomas’s wishes he will be cremated. Memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday January 21, 2023 in the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Aallan Sanders officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until time of services.

Baker Funeral Home-Pound, VA is serving the family of Thomas Gene Sparks, Jr.