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Obituary for Jack Wilson Sparrow, Sr.

Jack Wilson Sparrow, Sr., 93, of 1336 Snakepath Road, Blairs, Va., passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at Chatham Health and Rehab, Chatham, Va. He was born April 4, 1924, in Pittsylvania County, Va. to the late Josie Lewis Sparrow and the late William Sparrow. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Gauldin Sparrow. Mr. Sparrow proudly served with the US Navy during World War II. He worked as a mechanic for APAC for 35 years prior to retirement, and worked as a security guard for Star Paper Tube after retirement. Mr. Sparrow attended Timberlake Baptist Church.

Mr. Sparrow is survived by his daughters, Lois S. Sparks and husband, Chuck, of Dry Fork, Va., and Patricia S. Wiles and husband, Jerry of Sutherlin, Va.; his sons, Jack Wilson Sparrow, Jr. and wife, Patsy of Ringgold, Va., Acie C. Sparrow of Danville, Va., and Ricky W. Sparrow and wife, Ellen of Ringgold; as well as 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Sparrow was predeceased by his son, Larry W. Sparrow, as well as one sister and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with Elder Jamie Hancock officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park. American Legion Dan River Post 1097 will provide military honors.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at the funeral home prior to the service, and at other times at the residence of his daughter Patricia, 932 Reeves Mill Road, Sutherlin, Va.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Sparrow family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

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2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

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Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540


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