Capt. Peter Alan Sparkes (USMC, Retired) of Ocean Springs, MS, died on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at home in Ocean Springs.
He was born in September of 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Arthur and Adele Webster Sparkes.
Beginning as a private in the Marine Corps in 1950, he survived the Chosin Reservoir battle in North Korea. After many other lesser adventures, his last tours of duty were aboard ships. After retirin in 1969, he served as a Sky Marshall for the U.S. Treasury Department for two years and then,using his combat cargo experience, he worked twenty-three years at Ingalls Shipbuilding training Navy personnel.
Pete loved Ocean Springs and served at various times on the Civil Service Commission, the Tree Commission, and the Historical Society.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and his nephew, Paul David Lambrides,
Pete is survived by his loving wife of thirty wonderful years together, Jean (Rainer) Sparkes; his daughter, Ann Baker (Larry Bonjour) of Ocean Springs, MS; his son, Peter Haunschild (Madelyn) of Kona, Hawaii; his step-son Brad Linton of Ocean Springs, MS; his grandchildren, David and Jennifer of Seattle, Washington; his sister, Adele (Paul) Lambrides of Kissimmee, Florida; his niece, Elizabeth Lambrides of Orlando, Florida; and his nephew, John (Melena) Lambrides of Greece: and a host of dear friends.
Due in part to the current world response to the Covid-19 virus, his family will have a memorial service at a later date.
RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 13872 Lemoyne Blvd., at Washington Ave., West Jackson County, is serving the family.
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