Interview with Lemuel Sparks
This collection consists of an interview transcription with Lemuel Sparks conducted by G. Kurt Piehler and Viviana Chapa on March 13, 2001. In his interview, he describes his childhood, the struggles of living during the Depression, his education, and his military and preaching career. Sparks served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater on the USS Sangamon and USS Fall River.
- 2001 March 13
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This collection consists of an interview transcription with Lemuel Sparks conducted by G. Kurt Piehler and Viviana Chapa on March 13, 2001.
Lemuel Sparks was born on September 13, 1917 in Newport, TN. Sparks attended Roanoke College in Virginia where he majored in religion, philosophy and psychology and went on to attend seminary school at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and chaplain school at William and Mary before going on to become a navy chaplain. Lemuel married Betty Zeigler in December of 1944 and the couple had four children together. He taught at the Tennessee School of Religion for twelve years and retired from preaching on December 31, 2000. Lemuel Sparks died on January 9, 2002 in Knoxville, TN.
This collection consists of one folder.