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A Husband, A Father, A Grandfather, A Brother, An Uncle, A Friend, and A Servant of God
"Let The Work I 've Done, Speak for M e"
John Henry Starks, Sr was born May 2, 1921, to the late
Patsy Starks. He was the oldest of four children. On Thursday evening, November 15, 2007, the call was made, the gates were opened and he entered into his eternal home.
In 1936, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and was baptized at the Spring Grove Baptist Church, Edgefield, SC. He was later led to and was a member of the Oakey Grove Baptist Church, Evans, Georgia.
On February 8, 1942, he married Adline Beatrice Philpot. To this union nine children were born. He was preceded in death by his baby daughter, Glenda.
Throughout his life his accomplishments were infinite. Through the years, he pastored several churches namely: St. Matthews Baptist Church, Millen, GA; Pine Hill Baptist Church, Louisville, GA; Flint Hill Baptist Church, Callison, SC; Spring Field Baptist Church, Greenwood, SC; New Hope Baptist Church, McCormick, SC; and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Edgefield, SC. He loved his fam ily. He served his community and was a liftetime member of the NAACP. He served his country in the U.S. Army and fought in World War II. He kept the faith and a legacy to be remembered. In 1968, he integrated the Columbia County Public Schools.
Today, he leaves to cherish his memory: a devoted wife of 65 years, Adline Beatrice Philpot Starks; five daughters, Beatrice (Gene) Arnold, Dayton, OH; Ernestine (Edward) Price, Augusta, GA; Roberta (Hardwick) Florence, Fayetteville, NC; Helen Young, Hendersonville, TN; and Connie (Wayne) Dowdy, Stone Mountain, GA; three sons, John H. Starks, Jr., Martinez, GA; Benton (Judy) Starks, Martinez, GA; and Alvin (Prestina) Starks, Evans, GA; one sister, Viola Henderson, Augusta, GA; two brothers, Willie James Starks, Augusta, GAand Lewis G. Starks, Albuqurque, NM; 19 grand children and 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Rev. James Richey
Rev. Tillman Wilson, Jr.
Sis. Edna A. Johnson
Pastor Rex. E. Wright
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Death Is Only A Part of Life
We enter this world from the great unknown; and God gives each spirit a form of its own. And endows this form with a heart and a soul;
to spur man on to his ultimate goal. For all men are born to return as they came and birth and death are in essence the sam e.
And man is but born to die and arise beyond this world in beauty there lies. The purpose o f death which is but to gain, life everlasting in G od's great Domain. And no one need make this journey alone, for God has promised to take care of His own.
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Please accept our grateful appreciation for all acts of kindness shown and the many expressions and gestures of sympathy extended during the passing of our loved one. - T he Family
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