Debra "Debby" Gaskey Sparger, 62, of Salisbury passed away Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House surrounded by family. She suffered from Parkinson's Disease over the last decade. She was born on May 15th, 1954 in Rowan County daughter of the late Phyllis Kluttz Byrd.
Debby was a 1972 honor graduate of North Rowan High School and had retired as a teaching assistant at Rockwell Elementary School with the Rowan Salisbury School System. She was a beloved Wife, Mother and Nana who loved being with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Kelly Sparger of almost 44 years; daughter Heather Sparger Dyer and husband Kerry of Salisbury; son Justin Kelly Sparger and wife Christie of Salisbury.
Debby was sister to Jamie Byrd Peeler and Jim Byrd also of Salisbury.
The most wonderful things in her life were her five grandchildren, Jordan, Sarah Margaret, Logan, Jimmy and Jon.
Services: A Private Memorial Service for family will be held.
If desired , memorials may be made in Mrs. Sparger's memory to the Rowan County Animal Shelter, 1465 Julian Road Salisbury, NC 28146 and Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove street, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Online condolences can be made to the Sparger Family at www.powlesfuneralhome.com. Powles Staton Funeral Home is assisting the Sparger Family.