Al Sparkman, 83, of Rogers died Feb. 7. He pastored churches in Kentucky and Arkansas, including First Baptist Church, Crossett.
He was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Through the radio ministry of First Baptist Church in Crossett his sermons were broadcast to Arkansans for a number of years. Other ministries included speaking at revivals in many states, teaching and preaching on college campuses, teaching seminary extension and preaching and teaching in New Zealand and Germany.
He also served Southern Baptist entities in many ways, which included serving on the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Executive Board.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bobbie Stephens Sparkman; a daughter, a son, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Feb. 10 at Grace Baptist Church in Rogers.