He is survived by brother Fred Sparkman of San Diego, sister Gay Oden of Lubbock and five nieces and nephews, Charissa, Paulette, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Penny and a host of family and friends. He will be remembered as a lover of life, fun, entertaining and excellent chef.
A memorial of family and friends will be held Sunday in Richardson. For location and time, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 25, 2013.