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Willie J. Sparrow, 83, of St. Augustine was born September 15, 1935 to Willie Mae and Ned Sparrow. He attended local schools in St. Johns County. Willie met Carrie Washington and they were united in marriage on June 16, 1955. His hobbies included shopping and spending time with his family and friends. Willie worked at St. Augustine High for 17 years as a supervisor and in that position, he found great joy. He worked in this position until his health failed, forcing him to retire.

Willie was preceded in death by his son, Terry Sparrow and son-in-law, Vincent Wilcox.

Those left to cherish his memories: Loving wife of 63 years: Carrie Sparrow; Children: Leonard Sparrow, Bernadine Wilcox, Deborah Reid, Maurice Sparrow, Vera Byrd, Loretta Sparrow and Thomas Washington; Son-in-law: Richard Reid; Brother, Johnnie C. Sparrow, and Sister, Louis Ford, and a host of grands, great-grands, great-great grands, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and sorrowing friends. 

The Homegoing Celebration will be 12 noon Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Richard Madison, Pastor.  The viewing will be from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Bethel Baptist of St. Augustine, Rev. Sydney Hardy, Pastor and eulogist.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery of St. Augustine.  

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  • Sunday, March 10, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Friday, March 15, 2019
    My deepest condolences to the family.
    ~ Robin Batie Felder   St. Augustine, FL