OBITUARY

Kirk L Sparks

May 20, 1943October 9, 2020

Kirk L. Sparks was born on May 20, 1943, in the city of Delta CO. He attended public school, in Delta until his Sophomore year. He moved to Lakewood CO and graduated Lakewood Sr. High in 1961. He was the first born of 4 children. He had 2 sisters and 1 brother.

He graduated high school with the following honors: President Student Council, Vice President State Student Council, Academic Honor Society G.P.A . 3.93, National Forensics League, State Latin Club, Football, Track, Wrestling, Lakewood Tiger Mascot, Drama Club, Theatre: South Pacific, Band: Trumpet and Guitar.

In 1962, he was accepted to the University of Colorado on an academic scholarship. He participated in programs such as Navy ROTC as a midshipman. Theatre: Kiss Me Kate, Bye Bye Birdie, Tin Woodsman in the Wizard of OZ, Professor Howard Hill in the Music man, Most talented award 1st place CU Theatre Arts. Asst. Captain CU Speech and Debate team. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

In 1966, he was then drafted in the Army I Corps Military Police. His military awards consist of National Defense Medal, Good Conduct, Vietnam Service medal, Presidential unit Citation. In 1968, he was married to Hucha Yi Lee. He was a proud and happy family man. He has two children Blair and Spencer Sparks. He has one daughter in law Lynne Sparks and a grandson named Blain Sparks.

He was the owner of Sparkling Cleaners, the China Wok Restaurant and Lee’s Tailoring Shop. He retired from the Department of Labor after 20 years of service from the state of Colorado. He loved baseball, especially the Brooklyn Dodgers. He loved the theater and movies. He would stay up all night just to watch old movies, gangster movies and the old westerns. On October 9th, 2020, he died from heart failure in the intensive care unit, in Lutheran Medical Center. A Brief service will be held at the FT. Logan Cemetery. For more information please contact Taylor Weid at taylor.weid@sci-us.com. (720) 229-2634. His final messages to his family and friend was “Please don’t grieve for me, it is my passing all my transgressions have been forgiven, please celebrate my passing that would really make me happy, be happy with all your lives and what you do. If I should depart this fair life, I know that I am going to wonderful place now!”

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Stephen Peck

October 23, 2020

When I was five years old, Kirk Sparks moved his family across the street from my family on 69th Place in Arvada, Colorado. Blair Sparks and I became best friends on that first day, and Kirk (Mr. Sparks) was like a second dad to me. I have countless memories of going places that Kirk drove us to. He had an eight track stereo and provided the soundtrack to our childhood with his eight-track playing now-classics like Hotel California. Kirk took us to see the movie "That Darn Cat" along with other movies several times. Kirk was a good dad to Blair and Spencer and even that kid across the street (me) that was always over at his house. There's a lot of great memories.

Matthew Banks

October 21, 2020

I have a lot of memories of Mr. Sparks some of my favorite times were hanging out with him and Spencer at Charlie Browns down town on Fridays. He had such a great singing voice! He was a good man and raised two sons, I know that he was very proud of. He and his wife always treated me like a part of their family and I'm blessed to have know them both. Rest in peace Mr. Sparks you will be missed.
Matt

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