Martha Sparks, 85, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on November 24, 2021, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on September 19, 1936, in Jacksonville, Texas, to the late Vadis H. and Ethel F. Hoover. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas. Interment will follow at County Line Cemetery, Timpson area. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Home.
Martha loved to take care of people. She made a career out of doing that very thing as a nurse. Martha cared for her patients greatly. She hurt when they hurt. She was very good at what she did. She carried that caring attitude with her in her daily life. Martha loved her family and friends and always made sure they were taken care of. Martha loved quilting, country TV and especially loved taking trips to Branson, Missouri. Out of everything, though, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Martha is survived by her sons, David Sparks and wife, Liz, Tommy Sparks and wife, Tammy, Howard Sparks and wife, Peggy, and Johnny Sparks and wife, Priscilla; daughter, Julie Tatom and husband, Wade; grandchildren, Joshua Sparks and wife, Andrea, Matthew Sparks and wife, Amberly, Justin Tatom and wife, Stephanie, Candus Martha Tatom, Kimberlee Gaona and husband, Lupe, Jason Sparks and wife, Zenita, Billy Lusk and wife, Natalie, Derek Lusk and wife, Lee Ann, Bradley Lusk and wife, Emily, Lance Sparks and wife, Ashleigh, and Turner Julian Sparks and wife, Rebecca; and 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends; and she also leaves behind her beloved cat, MA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Vadis H. and Ethel F. Hoover; husband, Turner Sparks; infant daughter, Teresa Sparks; brother, Robert Hoover; sisters-in-law, Sue Hoover and Francis Hoover; and numerous other family and friends that she cared for.