Austin Sparks Jr.
1954 — 2021
Austin Sparks Jr., 67, passed away on Mar. 26, 2021. He was born Feb. 16, 1954, in Wharton, TX to the late Austin Sparks Sr. and Fannie M. Palmer Sparks. Austin was a longtime employee of the City of Edna Street Department and loved fishing, dominoes, and barbecue. To cherish his memory he leaves his devoted wife, Ora Mae "Wessie" Edwards Sparks; 2 sons, Austin III and Kendrick Sparks; sister, Linda Sparks; brother, Roy Sparks, and a host of numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will be held 5-8 pm Fri., Apr. 2, 2021 at Cook-Butler Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 pm Sat., Apr. 3, 2021 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with burial to follow at Bacontown Cemetery. Final...