Henry G Sparks

October 21, 1932March 19, 2020

Henry Gilbert (Gil) Sparks, Sr.'s life was one of epic proportions. He received his heavenly promotion peacefully on March 19, 2020 with his loving wife and daughter by his side, at Methodist Charlton Medical Center.

In Terrell, TX on October 21, 1932, Henry's story began, born the middle son of Leon Sparks and Emma Bluain Sparks. Henry accepted Christ at an early age, excelled in school, achieved recognition in athletics, and enlisted into the U.S. Air Force at the age of 17 years old. While in the Air Force, Henry honorably served our country in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

On June 19, 1954, Henry married his childhood sweetheart, Lena Mae Daniels. Together, they lived in different parts of the U.S.A. and overseas, and brought five miracles into the world, Henry Jr., Erwin, Cynthia, Marc Anthony (died in infancy), and Kenneth. In addition to fighting for our country, Henry also became a certified F.A.A. Engineer.

After 21 years of active duty and retiring as Master Sergeant, Henry started the next chapter of his life by bringing his family back to Texas. There, Henry made a name for himself at R.O. Evans Pontiac, as general sales manager of new and used cars for 17 years. Henry was also heralded in the Dallas Morning News for being a member of The Pontiac Master Salesman Guild. Years later, Henry left for the U.S. Postal Service and retired from there in 1994.

Memories of Henry will be cherished by his entire family: his devoted wife of 65 years Lena; children Henry Jr. (Melvina), Erwin (Toni), Cynthia, and Kenneth; grandchildren Alexandria, Henry III, Trenton, Erin (Christopher Sr.), Ariel, and Erwin Jr. (Priscilla); great grandchildren Cloteal, London Dior, Christopher Jr., Breana, Keaira and Caleb; loving Aunt Evelyn; special cousin Merelean; sister-in-grace Helen; special niece Loretta Ann (Buddie); along with other relatives, friends, and members of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church.

In Heaven, Henry will reunite with his parents, his brothers Leon Benjamin and Thomas, his son Marc Anthony, and a host of relatives and friends.


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Merelean Wilson

March 28, 2020

Dear Gil,
Your recipe for love contains ingredients that no one will ever know, better than I. I am an only child but you became my "brother". Your love contained ; a dash of kindness, a pinch of humor, seasoned with that universal flavor of LOVE.

You added essentials to my life that are necessary for me to ; be the best that I can be, strong, loving and giving; you taught me these during my early preparatory stages of life. You modeled love, understanding and giving.

Many will miss you but I will not; because you are still with me in my heart. I know that you were tired, so you can rest now. I don't
need to see you to feel your love. Don't worry, I will continue to be the best "Aunt" that I can be to Cynthia and the boys.

You gave me immeasurable love and attention; that made me proud to be your "Sister". Don't worry, you were a model husband, brother and father.

Get your rest now, and thanks once again for giving me the true meaning of a brother's love.

Your Cousin-Sister with love always,

Edward J Wright

March 26, 2020

To the Sparks family The Wright family know your family at Shaw AFB, SC. we are very sorry for your loss. Sgt. Sparks was a Great person.
Chief Master Sgt. Wright.

Loretta and Tommie Chance

March 25, 2020

To the Sparks family, Lena, Henry, Erwin, Cynthia and Kenneth. We all know that your Father was the best of the best husband Father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be truly missed. We are praying for the family and know that we are here fir you. May God bless you. The Chance Family