|September 24, 1931 ~ February 7, 2015
Rev. Al Sparkman, of Rogers, Arkansas was born September
24, 1931 in Smackover, Arkansas to Lloyd Sparkman and Edith
Spillman Sparkman. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School
in 1949 and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in
1953, earned his master of Divinity degree in 1956 from
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY and
Master of Theology in 1957.
His pastorates’ were Anderson Chapel Baptist Church, Dumas,
Ark; Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Bardstown, KY; First
Baptist Church, Mt. Washington, KY; Shively Baptist Church,
Shively, KY, Levy Baptist Church, North Little Rock, Ark;
First Baptist Church, Crossett, Arkansas; Staff Associate, First
Baptist Church, Rogers, Ark; Interim pastor , Faith Baptist
Church, Sandusky, OK; Crow Mountain Baptist Church,
Russellville, Ark; Interim pastor, First Baptist Church, Atkins,
Ark; Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, Atkins, Arkansas.
Through the radio ministry of First Baptist Church in Crossett,
Ark his sermons were broadcast to Arkansans for a number of
years. Other ministries including revivals in many states,
teaching and preaching on college campuses, teaching seminary
extension, preaching and teaching in New Zealand and
He served his denomination as a member or Chairman of the
State Baptist and associational committees and boards in
Kentucky and Arkansas, and on the Kentucky Baptist
Executive Board 3 years and Ark executive board 11 years,
served as president of the Former Students association of
Ouachita Baptist University and president of Ark Alumni
Association of Southern Seminary. He served on the Board of
trustees, Ouachita Baptist University; Board of International
Baptist Ministries. He served on the Stewardship Commission
of the Southern Baptist Convention 1984 - 1992.
Rev. Al Sparkman died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the age
of 83. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bobbie Stephens
Sparkman; his children, Susan Bradford and her husband, Vic
of Rogers, Stephen Sparkman and his wife, Sandy of Stillwell,
OK, his grandchildren, Leslie Cotton, Crystal Mullen, Laura
Young, Jacob Sparkman, four great grandchildren and he was
eagerly awaiting the arrival of his fifth.
Memorial services will be at Grace Baptist Church in Rogers,
Ark at 2:00PM, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 with Pastor Randy
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Circle of Life
Hospice, 900 NE Verdant, Bentonville, AR 72712, Grace
Baptist Church, 2409 West New Hope Road, Rogers, AR
72758 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I have lots of wonderful
memories of Brother Sparkman at Levy Baptist. Your family is in
Kim Walston Raymond
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thanking you for your service at Levy Baptist Church.
Just wanted you to know that I saw the obit this morning. Sparky
was a great friend and a lot of fun. He also married into a wonderful
family. We will be praying for you
My prayers are with you all. At a very young age I accepted Jesus
Christ into my life. Bro. Sparkman had a part in leading me to Christ
and baptizing me. I am so thankful he touched my life. I remember he
had the most contagious smile. What a true example of Christ's love.
He will be missed. I know he is rejoicing in Heaven.
Sharon Evans Selby
Dear Bobbie and other loved ones - We were so sorry to learn of the
loss of Brother Al. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doogie & Patsy Darling
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