Sparky Holder was born November 12, 1934 in Muskogee County, OK the son of Tony A. and Ruby Helen (Losson) Holder. He passed from this life on January 8, 2019 at his home. He was 84 years of age.
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Sparky was married Clarice Cox on December 23, 1953 in Muskogee, OK. He was a devoted husband for 65 years. He worked as an iron worker for over forty years. The last few before he retired he was working as a tower inspector. He enjoyed fishing, traveling with his wife and loved his family. He was an active member and Elder of the York Street Christian Church. He was also a member of the Iron Workers Union #584.
Surviving are his wife Clarice of the home; two daughters, Teresa L Lippmann and husband Mike of Porter and Pam Fountain and husband John of Carthage, MO; four grandchildren, Jerrod Roark and wife Cheryl, Tony Russell, Craig Russell and wife Shannon and Heidi Reeves; six great grandchildren, Mathew Roark, Blake Roark, Jordyn Roark, Bentley Russell, Aiden Russell and Hailey Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday January 14, 2019at the York Street Christian Church with Pastor Gene Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home. Viewing and visitation will be on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. The family will greet friends beginning at 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
The family would like to thank the staff of Interim Hospice for the care they provided to Sparky and his family, especially Crystal and Thina.