Arville T. Sparks, age 93, of Rockwood, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018. He was pastor of the Church of the Mighty God for 36 years, a World War II Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. Survivors include wife: Tammy Sparks of Rockwood; and son: Clayton Sparks of Rockwood. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Evans Mortuary from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. from the funeral home. Interment and Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Rockwood with full military honors by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard.