2017-06-21 / Obituaries

Stephen Anthony Sparks


Stephen Anthony Sparks, age 55, of 1885 Old Durham Road, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Duke University Hospital.
He attended Ca-Vel United Methodist Church.
Steve was born May 7, 1962 at Person Memorial Hospital to the late Joe Bernard and Margaret Robertson Sparks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Vernon Keith Sparks.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Elizabeth “Liz” Love O’Briant of the home; one brother, Joe David Sparks (Connie) of West Jefferson; one sister, Reba S. Wesley (Mike) of Roxboro; three nieces, Jenny Lawrence (Alex), Allison Sparks and Carly Blevins (Sam); one great nephew, William Lawrence and special aunt, Sadie Rae Robertson. Also, Steve is survived by several relatives and friends.
Steve was employed for the past 22 years at Duke University as a high voltage electrician. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, working, cooking, and listening to music.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Brooks & White Chapel and other times at the home.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21 at the Brooks & White Chapel with the Rev. Justin Wells and the Rev. Dr. M. David Chambers officiating. Burial will follow in the Person Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the Duke University High Voltage Shop Employees.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Lea’s Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Patricia Norris, 191 Blalock Dairy Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 or the Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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