September 1, 2016
R. T. "Sparky" Sparks, Jr. was born June 16, 1921 in Hamlin, Texas, and died September 1, 2016 at Comfort House in McAllen, Texas. His loving wife, Alma Rose Crawley Sparks, preceded his death by 45 days on July 15, 2016. Their surviving son, R.T. "Trev" Sparks, III, and his wife, Donna Jo Nye-Sparks, were witness to their 72 years of marriage filled with love and accomplishment. One of R.T.'s greatest memories was of his days as a P-38 Fighter Pilot serving overseas in World War II. He was a respected member of the McAllen business community for over 60 years in his automobile business, R. T. Sparks Autos. He and Alma married nine days after returning from the War, in Los Angeles, California, Alma's place of birth. Their abiding, deep love for each other was evident to all, especially, their devoted caretaker and housekeeper, Adriana Soledad Resendiz Resendiz, and dear neighbors of over 60 years on Westway Blvd. Special thanks to Alta and Ed Forsaghe, their great neighbors and friends of many years. R. T. and Alma were proud to be host family for two exchange students, Roberto Toscano of Italy and Sirivat Voravetvuthikun of Thailand. It might be of interest to Google these names and see what accomplished individuals they are. The two "adopted" sons have maintained contact with "Mom" and "Dad" for over 50 years. They were preceded in death by Maura Ann Sparks Eichorn and were loved by their grandchildren Sarah Sparks and R.T. "Trevlyn" Sparks, IV of Maui, Hawaii: Harper Nye Hudsonpillar of Mountain Home, Texas and Micajah Nye of San Antonio, Texas: Kristen Shapovalov, Laura Eichorn, Lisl Eichorn, and Paul Eichorn of San Antonio, Texas. Their great grand children are Bella and Bond Baskin, Aby Hudsonillar, and Timothy, Gregory, and Nathaniel Shapovalov. Please join us in celebrating their wonderful life.
R. T. "Sparky" Sparks, Jr. was born June 16, 1921 in Hamlin, Texas, and died September 1, 2016 at Comfort House in McAllen, Texas. His loving wife, Alma Rose Crawley Sparks, preceded his death by 45 days on July 15, 2016. Their surviving son,... View Obituary & Service Information
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