Bessie Sparlin of Lubbock departed this life on June 29, 2016 at the age of 86 years. She was born August 16, 1929, in Farmington, New Mexico. She graduated from Post High School in 1947. Bessie married Dallas Sparlin on April 30, 1949, in Post. He preceded her in death in 1989. She worked at Texas Tech University in Communications Services for 25 years before retiring in August 2004. Her survivors include three daughters, Karen Stevens, Gwen Malone, and Gayle Walker all of Lubbock; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Melton of Lubbock, and Mina Supianask of Michigan; and two brothers, Jim Smith of New Home, and Leonard Smith of Burkburnett.