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Gene Sparks

Gene Sparks

Gene Sparks, 57, of Osgood passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville on September 10, 1962 the son of Fred and Clarice Johnson Sparks.

Survivors include his father Fred Sparks of Versailles; one brother Steve (Candy) Feller of Guilford; three sisters Joyce Sutton of New Marion, Sharon (Dean) Bonta of Columbus, and Karen (Tom) Poole of Dillsboro; nieces and nephews Bridget Feller, Holly Leach, Dee Dee McAdams, Jason and Derek Bonta, Crystal Moon, and Tommy, Jeff, and Alex Poole, along with several great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Clarice Sparks Elston and his brother-in-law Richard Sutton.

Mr. Sparks attended South Ripley and graduated from high school in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1981. He was a former employee of Delta Faucet and was currently employed with Honda in Greensburg. Gene loved to travel and took several vacations with family members who have fond memories of the good times they shared with him. He enjoyed playing cards and outdoor family gatherings. Gene also loved technology, enjoying many happy hours on his computer.

Gene’s wishes were to be cremated and funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Bro. Tom Holt officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. If you would like to have a Hugs from Home card given to Gene’s family to express condolences in your absence, please contact the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles at 812-689-1171. Memorials may be given to the Hope Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.