Wendell B. Sparrer Jr.


GLOUCESTER—Wendell “Bernie” Bernard Sparrer Jr., 54, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Bernie was a native of Seaford and a Gloucester resident for 30 years. He was a devoted father and grandfather.

He was an avid hunter, master angler and was known as an expert dog trainer. He was a dedicated employee for Virginia Dominion Power as a control room operator for 34 years.

He is survived by his children, Lauren Sparrer, Brittany Sparrer and Charlie Sparrer; his grandchildren, Ashanti, Aaron, Jamar (Jay), Shelton (Jr) Cameron, Ryleigh, Ella and Finn; his mother, Sharon E. Rowe; his father, Wendell B. Sparrer Sr. (Ava); his brothers, David Sparrer (Susan) and Keith Callis (Rachel); and sisters, Deborah Sparrer (Phillip) and Brooke Lucas (Keith); lifelong friend and cousin Preston Sparrer (Erika); and a special friend, Janet Crafford.

A service of celebration was held October 28 at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Seaford.

Memorial donations may be made to Pheasants Forever, 1783 Buerkle Circle, St. Paul, MN 55110.

Amory Funeral Home of Grafton handled the arrangements.



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