Paul S. Sparks
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Obituary for Paul S. Sparks

Paul S.  Sparks
Paul S Sparks, 92, of Santa Fe NM passed away on July 18, 2011 due to a good life, natural cause. He was born on September 28, 1918 in Las Vegas, NM to Ollie May Brogdon Sparks and Paul Augustus Sparks and married Violette Dale Ferguson Sparks on July 16, 1938 in Fairview, Oklahoma. Paul is preceded in death thy his Father, Mother and beloved Wife, 4 Brothers: Dow Carrol Sparks, Wallace Cody Sparks, Harry Cary Sparks, and Raymond Lee Sparks 1 angel that never took a breath on earth. He is survived by Patricia L. LaRusch, Sylvia E.Vaughn (Larry), Violette M. Hutchison (Bill), Paul J. Sparks (Rochelle), Davy A. Sparks (Becky), Linda K. Nuttall (Jim), Kathy A. Bright (Jeff), 1 angel, Suzy J. Baer (Walter aka Yogi). He was blessed with 28 Grand children, 55 Great Grandchildren, 11 Great Great Grand Children.

His dad was a railroad man, his mom was the old fashion Baptist wife. He was very big into sports and helping to take care of the family, he worked as a paperboy at a very young age, he worked on a ranch in Oklahoma where he was given a horse to ride to school. Which he gave up for a washing machine for his mother. He was a 112 pound champion at the age of 19 in boxing. Which he always had a good story to tell everyone about the most beautiful brown eye girl he saw in his corner, which he would then go into about many other stories of this pretty girl who captured his heart for 74 years.
He was proud to have served his county in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of UA Local #412 for 59 Years. He was a true welder and worked from the west coast to the east coast the north and south with all the states in between.

A visitation was held on July 24, 2011 at The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options. Services were held on July 25, 2011at Rodeo Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A reception of family and friends followed at the Lodge of Santa Fe.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Veterans of foreign War. Pallbearers will be Paul's Grandsons. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Cunningham. The Sparks family has entrusted their loved one to:

The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options
417 East Rodeo Road ~ Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 989-7032

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