70 year old Paul L. \"Pete\" Thiele of Sparta died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Mongaup, New York, a retired fire fighter, and a Korean War U.S. Marine veteran. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Sparta. Larry Burke will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry H. and Anna Jane Carr Thiele. He is survived by his wife, Dare Thiele of Sparta. Two sons, Wayne Thiele of Glen Spey, New York and Craig Thiele of Brush Creek, Tennessee. One daughter, Donna Rains of Aubrey, Texas. Seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and four sisters, Florence Hunt, Deline Norris, Louise Mckerell all of Glen Spey, New York, and Marjorie Bachledar of Belleview, Florida. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Sparta First United Methodist Church or to Relay for Life.