Desert Rose Heather Cremation & Burial

1040 North Columbus Blvd, Tucson, AZ


Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Sparks

August 18, 1962June 25, 2020

Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Sparks died in Tucson, Arizona on June 25, 2020 at the age of 57.

Kenny Ray was born August 18, 1962, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Gerald "Butch" and Linda Sparks, who precede him in death.

He lived in Lucasville, OH until 1970, when the family moved to Tucson, Arizona. He attended Sabino High School in Tucson and graduated in 1980.

Kenny is survived by his daughters Lindsay (Tony) of Tucson, Sarah (Tommy) of Hahira, GA; his son Taylor of Los Angeles; his grandsons Jackson (5) and Benjamin Beers (3); his sister Melinda (Steve), his brothers Kevin (Esbeydy) of Tucson and Barry (Alessandra) of Hawkins, TX; and his former wife Lisa of Tucson. He is also survived by his many cousins, aunts and uncles and a network of friends, including his lifelong friend John Bruce and his girlfriend Mayra Garcia.

Kenny was a skilled carpenter, learning the trade from his father at a young age and going on to work for Butch Sparks and Sons, La Habra Cabinets in Los Angeles, CA, Mesa Fully Formed in Tucson, AZ and co-owned Sparks Granite with his brother, Kevin, where he also worked with his brother-in-law, Steve.

His quiet wit and gentle spirit live on through his survivors, and he will be profoundly missed.

A small celebration of life will take place with his closest family members, but his memory lives on through his many loved ones.


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Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Sparks

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Matt Wirsing

June 30, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a good man. He will be missed. Hang in there. God bless.