Robby Sparks

Dec. 15, 1940-

March 10, 2016


Italy resident Robby Sparks, age 75, passed away early Thursday morning, March 10, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Dallas. He was born Dec. 15, 1940 in Van Alstyne, Texas to Howard Lee and Kathryn (Howell) Sparks. Robby was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Italy and the Lions Club. He raised cattle and enjoyed going the livestock shows. He loved cooking and going to the coffee shop.

Survivors include his wife, Ladonna Sparks; two sons, Craig Sparks and Clay Sparks and wife Lynelle; grandchildren, Taylor James Sparks, Ty Sparks, Robert Sparks, Alan Sparks, Taylor Nicole Fain and Mackenzie Thornhill; one brother, Kenneth Sparks of Uvalde and numerous nieces and nephews. Robby was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Kathryn Sparks.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Central Baptist Church in Italy with Reverend Joseph Barrett officiating. Interment will be at the Elliott Cemetery in Van Alstyne, Texas.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home 511 West Main St., Waxahachie, Texas. 972-937-2211.