William "Bill" Sparks

William Harlan "Bill" Sparks, III was born on March 2, 1930, in Houston, Texas, to William Harlan Sparks, II and Dolores Goodman Sparks. Bill proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After retiring from the Houston Fire Department, he and Mattie moved to Weches, Texas.
Bill passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the age of 82 years.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mattie Sparks; children, Linda Gage, Larry Cowart, and Carolyn Jones-Simmons and her husband Kyle; grandchildren, Brenda Gage, Kimberley Jones-Hill, Diana Gage, and Erik Gage and his wife Ashley; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Ray Lee Sparks; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other loving family members. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; and a grandson, Kenneth Lee Jones.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Katy Pentecostal Church, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Mark Cowen and Pastor Edward Fruge officiating. Funeral services will also be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the United Pentecostal Church of Weches, with Pastor Roy Bobbitt and Pastor Charles Fisher officiating. Interment in Weches Cemetery.


Funeral Home

Schmidt Funeral Home
1508 East Avenue  Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-2424

Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 25, 2012