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Obituaries

Obituaries

Mickey Sparks 1949 - 2006 Lawrence

Services for Mickey Sparks, 57, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Mr. Sparks died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at his home.He was born March 20, 1949, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Theodore Edward and Vera Michaelis Sparks.He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1967 and received an economics degree from Missouri Western State College, both in St. Joseph. He moved from St. Joseph to Lawrence in 1975.Mr. Sparks was a former Air Guard member. He was a salesman for Stanion Electric in Lawrence for many years and later did sales in the Kansas City area, based in Olathe, for 29 years.He was a member of the Lawrence slow-pitch league, had a black belt in tae kwon do and boxed with Golden Gloves in Kansas City.He married Hilea Hessemyer on Sept. 6, 1974, in St. Joseph. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Brandon and Christopher, both of Lawrence, and his mother, Vera Sparks, St. Joseph.The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the Keith Worthington Chapter of the ALS Assn. or Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Sparks.