Frank Sparks passed away at home on June 2, 2020. He died ailing from congestive heart failure under hospice care this past week.
He was born at home in Tennyson, TX on Armistice Day now called Veterans Day on November 11, 1932. He was 87 years young.
Frank undertook many businesses in life, but he was a rancher at heart and owned a ranch at Santo, Texas where he lived for 70 years. He was a rancher following three generations of family ranchers in Texas beginning in Jack County in 1861. He was raised in a family that loved music and continued that tradition by leading the singing at Live Oak church for 63 years. Frank was a Christian and a generous man, serving our Lord and Savior in many ways including, supporting preachers, evangelists, missionaries, and his church. He was called a “preachers friend”.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil W. Sparks and Dona L. Page; his wife, Syble L. Lamb-Sparks; sisters, Bobbie Jim Sparks, Gloria Lovella Deloach; and brother, Cecil Sparks Jr.
Frank is survived by his brother, Jack Sparks and wife Judy, their sons Jack Page Sparks, Josh Sparks and wife Elizabeth, Matt Mortimer and wife Michelle and children Lindsey, Kaleb, Grace, and Mia, Mark Mortimer and wife Valerie and son Mitchell.
Frank had 3 children, daughter, Bobbie Sue and husband Marc Bradberry; sons Joe Bill Sparks and Dennis Sparks; 5 grandchildren, Benton Bryant and wife Lisa, Brad Bryant and Amanda, Aaron Sparks and wife Melissa, Trevor Sparks, MaCain Sparks, and Sheridan Bradberry; and 6 great-grand children. Frank is also survived by sister-in-law, Juanetta Gilbertby and a host of nieces and nephews and lots of special friends and great caregivers.
Graveside service 9 a.m., Thursday, June 4 at Sparks Cemetery behind Live Oak Baptist Church, 580 Live Oak Road, Santo, Tx 76472.