Steven Christy Sparks, 64, of Estes Park, Colorado passed away on Friday, August 28, 2009. He was born July 27, 1945 in Beaumont, Texas to Christian B. and Viola May (Joines) Sparks. As a boy, Steven loved to go hunting, fishing and spending time with his many beloved cousins. He graduated from South Park High School in Beaumont, Texas in the class of 1963. After high school, he joined and served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967. He spent two years in Germany. Steven and his wife Elaine were known entrepreneurs. They established and sold several businesses before founding Cabin Fever Jewelry in Estes Park, Colorado 20 years ago. Steven and Elaine made many dear friends with travelers who visited their store from all over the world.
He is preceded in death by his father, Christian B. Sparks.
Steven is survived by his loving wife of 37 years who was the love of his life, Elaine (Manuel) Sparks of Estes Park, Colorado; mother, Viola (Joines) Sparks of Beaumont, Texas; sister, Vicki L. Hawkins and husband Holbert of Beaumont, Texas; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces that he loved very much. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
A visitation was held Friday, September 4, 2009 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200.
An additional visitation was held on Monday, September 7, 2009 at Broussard’s Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas 77706, (409) 832-1621.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Broussard’s Funeral Home and Pastor Michael Boston, Sr. officiated. Burial followed the funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas.
Arrangements were all under the care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home in Friendswood, Texas and Broussard’s Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas.
Condolences can be sent to the Sparks Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com or Broussard’s Funeral Home at www.broussardsmortuary.com.