SPARKS, James R. “Jim” – Age 85 of Nashville, TN, passed away on June 27, 2014. He is preceded in death by parents, James R. Sparks, Sr., and Minnie Gordon Sparks. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Naval Air Corp and later graduated from Lipscomb University. He was a long-time member of Crieve Hall Church of Christ and the American Legion. He is survived by wife, Beverly Brown Sparks; children, Jamie (Bill) Brosey, Larry Sparks, Linda Sparks, and John (Diane) Sparks; grandchildren, Chris, Marc & Erin Brosey and Maggie Sparks; and great-grandson Elijah Brosey. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, HICKORY CHAPEL, 5852 Nolensville Road, by Pat Waggoner & Tim Frizzell. Interment was in Lynnwood Cemetery, Lynnville, TN at 3:00 p.m. with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort and Alive Hospice. Visitation was Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and Monday 10-11 a.m. at WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME, HICKORY CHAPEL Directors 615-331-1952 Still Family Owned.