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Edward Heriot Sparkman III

Edward Heriot Sparkman III
  • October 13, 1928 - October 5, 2018
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Very sorry to learn of the passing of a dear Kanuga friend. I will miss his charm, wisdom, and wit at the woodcarving table. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ed Murphy - Winter Park, FL

“So sorry to learn this sad news. He was quite a fellow and will be missed. My condolences to all of the family. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: David Connolly - Dahlonega, GA

“Thinking of you today as you lay to rest your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Barry and Nancy Petenbrink - GA

“Merle, Mary Rhett, Jane and Edward, Please accept my most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. Ed was always a special person to me...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Trouche - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Ned & Kathy and family:We'll always remember your dad's visits to your home in Marietta.His laugh was hearty and always a pleasure to chat with.May...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Claire & Emil Brignola III - GA

“The CYC back bar card players will miss your wisdom & wit. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Carmody - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dear Merle,Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Louisa Cameron - Charleston, SC

“Dear Sparkmans,I am sorry for your loss. Your dad was bigger than life in so many ways, and I enjoyed his company many times in the Legare Street...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Chris Sosnowski - wadmalaw Island, SC

“Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Praying for comfort for the family. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Brenda Gunter - Charleston, SC

“So sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Barry Petenbrink - MARIETTA, GA

Edward Heriot Sparkman, III Edward Heriot Sparkman, III, 89, of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Merle Hodges Sparkman entered into eternal rest Friday, October 5, 2018. Services will be private. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Edward was born October 13, 1928 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Carl Otto Witte Sparkman and Mary Rhett Simonds Sparkman. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Barnwell Rhett Sparkman Webb.

He was a retired Commercial Real Estate Broker. Edward served in the US Army as an Instructor at the Missle School at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL from 1952 - 1955. He graduated from Georgia Tech and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Edward was a member of the St. Cecilia Society, Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston Club, Charleston Men's Chorus, Son of Colonial Wars, Sons of Confederate Veterans, The Clergy Society and South Carolina Society.

He served on the Vestry at St. Michael's Church, Treasurer of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and President Kiwanis Club Charleston. He is survived by his three daughters, Merle S. Tamsberg and Mary Barnwell Rhett Sparkman both of Charleston, Jane Denmark Sparkman of Mt. Pleasant, SC, son, Edward H. Sparkman IV (Kathy) of Marietta, GA, seven grandchildren: Edward McCue Henry Tamsberg (Charity), William Templeton Tamsberg, Jr., Sarah Simonds Tamberg, Keating Lewis Simons IV (Becca), Matthew Robert Heriot Sparkman (Alexa), Amanda Katherine Sparkman, Anne Tamsberg Pope (Mason), five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kanuga Conference, 130 Kanuga Chapel Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739, Charleston Men's Chorus, PO Box 22674, Charleston, SC 29413, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, 2133 N Hillside Dr, Charleston, SC 29407.

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