Doris Lee Sparks ‘Dot’ McDaniel

Published 9:33 am Monday, July 6, 2015

Doris Lee Sparks ‘Dot’ McDaniel

Doris “Dot” Lee Sparks McDaniel, 89, of Mocksville died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

Born in Davie County on June 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Henry Moss Sparks and Maggie Hellard Sparks. She was the widow of the late Billie E. McDaniel Sr. who died July 21, 1999. They were married for 53 years. Mrs. McDaniel spent most of her life as a hairdresser. She completed her working career in food service at Davie County Hospital, where she worked for some 12 years. She enjoyed reading, camping, sewing and crocheting, but the real enjoyment of her life was spending time with her family.

Survivors: 2 sons, Billie Edward McDaniel Jr. and wife, Lonna, and Rodney K. McDaniel and wife Terri, all of Mocksville; a daughter, Gail Campbell and husband Larry of Mocksville; a brother, Bobby Gene Sparks (Peg) of Mocksville; 5 grandchildren, Deena Burris (Chris), Rhonda Duggan (Brian), Kara McDaniel (Michael Lippman), Matthew McDaniel (Joyce Crater) and John Edward McDaniel; 4 great-grandchildren, Carson, Ally, Abby and Ava; plus a host of nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by 4 brothers: Bill, Gilbert, Thomas “TJ” and Dick Sparks; and 3 sisters, Helen Yokley, Betty Jo Bowens and Emily Stimpson.

The family received friends Friday, July 3 at Cornatzer United Methodist Church. The celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4 at Cornatzer UMC officiated by the Rev. Shane Young. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Sparks, Ricky Sparks, Tommy Sparks, Denny Yokley, Mark Crotts and Jason Wisecarver. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny and Saylor Blevins.

Memorials: Epilepsy Foundation of NC, Piedmont One, Suite 5541-A, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem, 27104.