Everett Emil Sparks, age 83, of Quincy, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 10:04 a..m. in Blessing Hospital.
Everett was born February 10, 1936 in Liberty Township, Illinois, the son of Everett and Goldie Hendricks Sparks. He married Betty Walton on October 18, 1972 in Quincy. She survives.
He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years during the Korean Conflict. He traveled the world as a mechanic working in England, Turkey, Africa and Japan. Upon returning to Quincy, he was a foreman at Electric Wheel for many years until the plant closed. He then worked for American Builders Supply.
Everett was always active and had traveled to all 50 states during his life. A highlight was his trip on an honor flight to Washington, D.C. He also enjoyed camping and fishing at the Lake of the Oaks, and loved gardening and his greenhouse. He loved his family and especially treasured spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Betty, include his son, Mike Sparks of Philadelphia, PA, his stepson, Tim Wiemelt, Sr of Quincy, his grandson, Kevin Sparks of Philadelphia, PA, 2 step grandchildren, Tim (Chelsey) Wiemelt, Jr. of Quincy and Kara (fiancee Bobby) Wiemelt of Barry, IL, seven great grandchildren, Levi, Kylie, Carson and Savannah Wiemelt, Jaeda Parker, Harmony Wright and Chase Scranton, his brother, Don Sparks and his sister, Judy Graff both of Quincy, a sister-in-law Ruby Sparks of Quincy and numerous nieces and nephews,
Everett was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Harold Sparks, two sisters Jean Perry and her husband Gordon and Barb Rottman and her husband Carl, a sister-in-law Barb Sparks and a brother-in-law Ralph Graff.
Services: 11:00 am Monday, February 10, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Metz officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery
Visitation: 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Great River Honor Flight
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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