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Diane Lynn (Waddell) Sparks

January 31, 1949 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Diane Sparks, 72, of Rosewood went to be with her Lord and Savior and loving husband, the late Charles Sparks Jr. of 33 years on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her loving family.


She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Waddell and Lilly Waddell.


Mrs. Sparks is survived by one special sister, Doris Waddell of Greenville, Tennessee; several special nieces and nephews including Jessica Shelton and Gary Wayne Williamson.  She is also survived by two daughters, Kimberly Smith of Rosewood and Karen Outlaw and husband, Gary Outlaw of Talbott, Tennessee.


Mrs. Sparks heart was always her grandchildren, Elizabeth Tarlton and husband, Johnny Lee Tarlton, Ashlee Pope and husband, Ernie Pope; five great-grandchildren, Hunter Tarlton, Harleigh Tarlton, Kaleb Pope, Kaylee Pope and Kourtlynn Pope. 


Mrs. Sparks was retired from O’Berry Center.  She was a long-time member of Manley Baptist Church. 


A private service will be held at a later date with burial at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro where she will be laid to rest with her long-time husband of many years.


The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.

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