OBITUARY

Stephen Allen Sparks

December 5, 1953November 7, 2018
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Stephen Allen Sparks, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at 1:57am, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 64.

Stephen was born on December 5, 1953 in Christopher, Illinois to the late James and Betty (Smith) Sparks. Stephen was raised in West Frankfort and Johnston City Illinois and was a true on a kind individual.

Stephen, for many years was the Owner/Operator of an Appliance Repair Shop. He was an avid bicyclist and will be forever remembered for his love of roller-skating, a good game of checkers, Chess, Dominoes, or Yahtzee. He also enjoyed running and placed well for his age in division competition, Stephen had a passion about staying in shape. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, James and Betty Sparks; two sisters, Sally L. Reed and Sara M. Barnard.

He leaves to cherish his memory, Three brothers, James R. Sparks-Enfield, Il., Samuel S. Sparks (Marsha)-Jackson, Mo, Stanford M. Sparks- Johnston City, Il.; Four sisters, Sandra S. Fulton (Richard) -Woodville Acres, Fl, Stephanie A. Salva-Twin (Joe)- Fayetville, NC, Susan K. Swingle- Marion, Il., Sonya R. Reed (Wesley)-Johnston City, Il

He also leaves to cherish his memory, His former wife Mickey Sparks; Step-children, Kim, Gary, Suri, and Gregory; Step grandchildren, Lynda, Brad, Ashley, Justin, Gillian, Lavena, Nalena, Sarah, and Sofia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate Highway 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660.

Stephen will be returning to Illinois to rest alongside his parents with a graveside service held at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City, IL., on November 16th at 1:00 p.m. Family will be officiating, sharing memories and praying. Graveside services are entrusted to Blue Funeral Home in Marion, Illinois.

  • FAMILY

  • Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, James and Betty Sparks; two sisters, Sally L. Reed and Sara M. Barnard.

    He leaves to cherish his memory, Three brothers, James R. Sparks-Enfield, Il., Samuel S. Sparks (Marsha)-Jackson, Mo, Stanford M. Sparks- Johnston City, Il.; Four sisters, Sandra S. Fulton (Richard) -Woodville Acres, Fl, Stephanie A. Salva-Twin (Joe)- Fayetville, NC, Susan K. Swingle- Marion, Il., Sonya R. Reed (Wesley)-Johnston City, Il

    He also leaves to cherish his memory, His former wife Mickey Sparks; Step-children, Kim, Gary, Suri, and Gregory; Step grandchildren, Lynda, Brad, Ashley, Justin, Gillian, Lavena, Nalena, Sarah, and Sofia.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Stephen Allen Sparks

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Sonya Reed

November 12, 2018

A BIG THANK for all the pictures....
Life is a gift... Make each day count!!
Love all around, Sonya Reed

Sonya Reed

November 12, 2018

Stephanie and Stephen- November 2017

Sandy Sparks-Fulton

November 12, 2018

Sandy Sparks-Fulton

November 12, 2018

April 2010. Dad's birthday celebration.

Sandy, STEVE, and Bro. Hagler (family friend) in front.

Wayman, Sambo and others in the kitchen.

Sandy Sparks-Fulton

November 12, 2018

April, 2010. Steve made it home again for another one of dad's birthday's.

Stan, Sam, STEVE, Bobby, dad, Sandy and Sonya all stand in front of dad's prophetic chart for a photo.


Sandy Sparks-Fulton

November 12, 2018

April 2013.

Steve home again for dad's birthday. Let's see that year dad would have been the big 9-0, I think.

Seems like it was at dad's birthday and/or Thanksgivings when Steve came home to visit. Sadly, I missed so many of those days.

Here he is in kitchen chowing down with Bobby and Stanny boy :)

Sandy Sparks-Fulton

November 12, 2018

Another one of dad's birthday's that Steve came home for. Unfortunately, I did not attend. Cindy, I believe it was, forwarded the photos, which were very much appreciated.

April 13, 2014, Steve, Bobby and Stan chowing down in the kitchen., celebrating dad's 91st birthday!

Sandy Sparks-Fulton

November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving 2015 @ dad's. Steve playing checks with big bro. Bobby.

Not sure who won that game that time :)

Sonya Reed

November 12, 2018

Sam, Suzi, Sonya, and Steve
November 2017

Sonya Reed

November 12, 2018

Playing Yahtzee at my house thanksgiving 2017 kept rolling the dice❤️

Biography

Stephen Allen Sparks, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully at 1:57am, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 64.

Stephen was born on December 5, 1953 in Christopher, Illinois to the late James and Betty (Smith) Sparks. Stephen was raised in West Frankfort and Johnston City Illinois and was a true on a kind individual.

Stephen, for many years was the Owner/Operator of an Appliance Repair Shop. He was an avid bicyclist and will be forever remembered for his love of roller-skating, a good game of checkers, Chess, Dominoes, or Yahtzee. He also enjoyed running and placed well for his age in division competition, Stephen had a passion about staying in shape. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, James and Betty Sparks; two sisters, Sally L. Reed and Sara M. Barnard.

He leaves to cherish his memory, Three brothers, James R. Sparks-Enfield, Il., Samuel S. Sparks (Marsha)-Jackson, Mo, Stanford M. Sparks- Johnston City, Il.; Four sisters, Sandra S. Fulton (Richard) -Woodville Acres, Fl, Stephanie A. Salva-Twin (Joe)- Fayetville, NC, Susan K. Swingle- Marion, Il., Sonya R. Reed (Wesley)-Johnston City, Il

He also leaves to cherish his memory, His former wife Mickey Sparks; Step-children,
Kim, Gary, Suri, and Gregory; Step grandchildren, Lynda, Brad, Ashley, Justin, Gillian, Lavena, Nalena, Sarah, and Sofia.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate Highway 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660.

Stephen will be returning to Illinois to rest alongside his parents with a graveside service held at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City, IL., on November 16th at 1:00 p.m. Family will be officiating, sharing memories and praying. Graveside services are entrusted to Blue Funeral Home in Marion, Illinois.