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Zach Sparkman

January 30, 1987 ~ May 22, 2021 (age 34)


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Zachery Caine Sparkman, age 34, of Kendallville, died Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Columbia City, Indiana. Zach was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 30, 1987 to Jeffrey Brian Sparkman and Heidi Jo (Opliger) Sparkman. His mother preceded him in death on May 27, 2010. Zach graduated from East Noble High School in 2005 and he was employed as a truck driver with Metal X and Heavy Metal Haulers. He married Jasmine Amber Mullins on June 9, 2018 at the Salem Baptist Church near Rome City. Zach was a volunteer fireman in the past with the LaOtto and Avilla Fire Departments. He was a member of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club in Columbia City. He loved spending time with his wife, his kids and his dog, Lexie. He also loved hunting, fishing, four wheeling and riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include:
Wife, Jasmine Sparkman of Kendallville.
His children, A.J. Luis, Jaydyn Timothy, Ryan Nathaniel, and Briella Marie.
Father and stepmother, Jeff and Joann Sparkman, Sr. of LaOtto.
Brother, Jeff and Alisha Sparkman, Jr. of Waterloo.
Stepbrother, Kyle and Ashley Johnson of South Bend. 
Father-in-law, Tim and Karen Mullins of Wawaka.
Mother-in-law, Beverly Watts of Avilla.
Many aunts, uncle, cousins and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents, Lee and Zella Sparkman, Sr. and Charles and Marge Opliger. 

Visitation will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street, Kendallville and anytime after 7:00 PM at The Outlaws Motorcycle Clubhouse, 3017 McArthur Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
Graveside funeral services and burial will take place Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Orange Cemetery near Brimfield with Pastor Tony Sparkman officiating. 
Casket bearers will be his brother, Jeff Sparkman, Jr., Blake Sparkman, Stone Opliger and his Black Pistons brothers.
Memorial donations may be made to the Zachery Sparkman family.
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May 28, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

Graveside Service
May 29, 2021

1:00 PM
Orange Cemetery
North 175 East
Rome City, IN 46784

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