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Keith Tanner Sparling

Keith Tanner Sparling, 45, of Canyon, Texas passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 16, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

On this day, we bid farewell to Keith Tanner Sparling, a beacon of light and love for all who had the privilege to know him. Born in the heart of the West Texas Panhandle, Keith wore his roots as a badge of honor, embracing the values and tenacity that came with it.

As the cherished youngest son of Russell and Sandra Sparling and beloved brother to Kirk and Craig, he shared countless memories and milestones that will be forever imprinted in their hearts. From the vast stretches of Canyon to the courts of Canyon High’s basketball team, Keith shone as the starting post, displaying not just his athletic prowess but also his commitment and passion.

His thirst for knowledge took him to Texas Tech University, where he not only gained a degree in IT but also formed bonds that would last a lifetime. His affiliation with the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity deepened these connections, fostering camaraderie and brotherhood. Professionally, he served with distinction at Pinnacle Group as a Delivery Manager.

But the epicenter of Keith’s world was undoubtedly his family. His love for his children, Jackson, and Shyla, was immeasurable. Every victory they achieved, especially the back-to-back championships of Jackson’s Frisco football team, were testimonies to his unwavering support and guidance.  He would live by the motto “Family First”; he believed you didn’t need to be blood-related to be called family.

Keith’s infectious laughter, larger-than-life persona, and his unparalleled ability to fill any room with warmth and humor will be deeply missed. He was not just a father, son, brother, and friend; he was a guiding star, illuminating the paths of countless souls who were fortunate to cross his. Today, as we remember Keith, let’s celebrate the joy he brought into our lives, and may his legacy continue to inspire and uplift us all.

Rest in peace, Keith. Your light shines in the hearts of all those who love you.
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