John Thomas "J. T." Sparrow, age 86, of 1661 Sparrow Road, Unadilla, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon.
Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late Martin E. Sparrow and Odessa Clyde Williams Sparrow. J. T. worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation for over 10 years and then as a farmer for 35 years. He was a member of Smyrna Independent Methodist Church but attended Harmony Baptist Church. He loved hunting, fishing and watching the Atlanta Braves but his greatest joy in life was his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Wife of 65 years: JoAnn E. Sparrow of Unadilla
Daughter: Anquinette Earn (Ernie) of Unadilla
Son: Timmy Sparrow (Cindy) of Tifton
Grandchildren: Erin Griffin (Russ), Annie Earn (Chris Todd), Anna Nelson (Matt), Zeke Sparrow (Sunny), Byron Young (Leslie), Brandon Young (Alma), Sarah Mayberry (Jonathan) and Chad Crawford
Great Grandchildren: Elizabeth Griffin, Mary Charles Griffin, Ryland Nelson, Haleigh Nelson, Kaiden Todd, Bryanna Young, Madison Young, Oliver Young, Kaydence Mayberry and Kylee Mayberry
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
His brother, Martin E. Sparrow, Jr., preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 3 PM Thursday, June 17 in the chapel of Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home with interment following in Harmony-Smyrna Cemetery.
The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Harmony-Smyrna Cemetery Fund, c/o Tammy Cross, 2194 Vienna Highway, Pineview, Georgia 31071.
Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla has charge of arrangements.
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