Albert Eugene Sparks was born on August 30,1929, in Spearman, Texas to Aubie and Mozelle Sparks.
Gene had many passions in life and was a skilled woodworker, mechanic, gardener, and an excellent cook. He loved hunting and fishing. He also loved building things for his friends and family, which will be cherished in their homes for many generations. Gene worked for Phillips Petroleum in their Carbon Black Plant. He later worked for Shamrock Oil and Gas, in Amarillo, Texas, which became Maxus Exploration.
He was known for his generosity, and used his cooking and woodworking talents to create gifts for everyone he knew. Gene loved his camping and hunting trips to New Mexico with his best friend, Ronnie Moon. During these adventures, they passed on their respect for wildlife to their children and grandchildren.
Gene passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on April 27th, 2021.
Gene is survived by his three daughters; Denise Milligan, Roxana Ward, and Christe Gasser. He is also survived by his sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Beverly Sparks.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 30th, 2021, in the chapel at Polk Street United Methodist Church in Amarillo following a family graveside service at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Memorials may be made to The Village at Manor Park, 2208 N Loop 250 W, Midland, TX 79707.