Karen (Funk) Sparks, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away on November 15, 2020. She was born November 11, 1938 to the late Ezra and Illanoia Gregory. All she wanted to be in life was a mother, she loved all of her family and leaves her kids and grandkids to carry on her legacy.
Karen is survived by five children; Steven and wife Brenda Funk, daughter, Karla and Husband Perry Atchley, Eldon Funk, Wallace and wife Kammi Funk, Roger and wife Amy Funk, eleven grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Illanoia Gregory, first husband Carl Edward Funk, second husband Melvin Eugene Sparks, daughter Tona Lea Funk, one sister Wilma Jackson and one brother Delbert Gregory.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 18, 2020 at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church with Rev. Mike Shaddon and Rev. Herman Woodard officiating. Burial will follow the service at Chant Cemetery under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Wallace, Jesse, Robert, Samuel, Taylor and Roger Funk,
Online condolences may be sent at www.martinfuneralhomes.com