Kenneth David Sparks Sr., 67, of Cookville passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at his residence. Memorial service is scheduled for 2:00pm Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Lonestar Missionary Baptist Church in Cookville, Texas with Rev. Rockie Simpler officiating. Burial will follow in Lonestar Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home.
Kenneth was born December 10, 1946 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Ellis Sparks and Ruby Dean McClung Sparks. He married Janis Gibson September 9, 1966 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Kenneth served his country in the United States Navy, he also served as a Peace Officer in Mt. Pleasant for a number of years. Mr. Sparks worked for many different companies as a truck driver but lastly worked for BigTex Trailers as a truck driver where he finished his career and retired from truck driving.
Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Janis Sparks of Cookville; sons Kenneth Sparks Jr. and wife Ashley of Cookville, Colton Sparks and wife Patti of Ft. Riley, KS and Wilson Sparks of Mt. Pleasant; daughters Diane Phipps and husband Brad of Mt. Pleasant, Samantha Farrell and husband Layton of Mt. Pleasant and Katie Kaiser and husband Shane of Ft. Jackson, SC; grandchildren Hannah, Colton, Daniel, Madison, Riley and Paisley.