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Travis Arthur Sparks Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1982 - 2007

Travis Arthur Sparks - 1982-2007

Travis Arthur Sparks, 24, of Westwood, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2007, in Bellefonte, Ky.

He was born July 12, 1982, in Ashland, Ky., a son of Timothy Sparks of West Columbia, S.C., and RaNaye LeMaster of Russell, Ky.

He was a Navy veteran, a member of Durbin Nazarene Church and a Russell High School graduate.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, the Rev. Charles Sparks and Betty Sparks.

Additional survivors include his fiancee, Tomiko Williams; maternal grandparents Donna Graham of Flatwoods, Ky., and Barry (Larry) Pennington of Ashland; a daughter, Aaliyah Nevaeh Sparks; uncles Tony Sparks of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Barry Pennington of Wurtland, Ky.; aunts Sunny Gail Fraley and husband Pete of Ashland, Jody Martinez and husband Yensir of West Columbia, Christy Sparks of Flatwoods and Lisa Chapman and husband Mike of Versailles, Ky.; and cousins Marissa, Logan, Jamison, Daniella, Jon, Brett, Derek, Caleb and Noah.

He was a loving father, son, grandson and friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at Steen Funeral Home-Marshall Steen Chapel in Ashland and officiated by Pastor Everette Stevens. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Aaliyah Sparks Fund, City National Bank, 344 17th St., Ashland, KY 41101.

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There are currently 17 condolences.


Natalie Dial
Thursday April 12, 2007 at 1:04 PM

To friends and family of Travis - I am so sorry for the hurt that you are feeling right. Travis always had a special place in my heart and always will. We had a great two years together. You all are in my prayers everyday. To ReNaye - My heart is hurting mostly for you. I am sorry I could not be there yesterday but I want you to know that I am thinking about you and have always loved you. If you need anything please let me know. All my love to you, Travis and Renaye, Natalie
 
Teresa Mcgraw
Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 6:08 PM

Ranaye, I can't tell you just how sorry I am about Travis. I can't imagine the heartbrake you're going through. Just know that we are praying for you and hope you find peace and comfort in this difficult time. I'm sorry I couldn't be there for the funeral, but I couldn't get away from work. Please let me know if you need anything. All our love, Teresa, Jeff, Lindsey and Paige
 
April Sallie
Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 2:25 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Travis, he was an amazing person and friend, he meant a lot to me and to hear of this loss is heartbreaking, My prayers will be with you and the family, he will be missed so very dearly
 
Melissa Minix
Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 2:18 PM

Ranaye, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Travis and the time I spent with you all. Please let me know if you need anything at all. I'm sorry I couldn't be at the funeral. P.S. The McGranahan cousins are my cousins too!
 
Monnie McKenzie
Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 2:08 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Travis's death. I know God will help you during this time of sorrow. My love and prayers go out to all of you.
 
Brandi Rife
Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Travis, I will never forget the night that my sister, Brad, Erica, me, and you laid in the middle of the street on a backroad in Flatwoods watching the shooting stars and laughing our butts off at the silly stuff we all talked about. My sister and I talk about that night all the time and the funny saying that we came up with! I will never forget you! We will miss you terribly. Your family is in my prayers. Rest in Peace Travis.
 
Adam Collins
Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 2:55 AM

Travis was a big man and his heart was often bigger than his body. He was always so full of energy and always making everyone laugh. I'm going to miss seeing you around. Rest in peace and may God bless you in Heaven. ~ "The Atom Bomb"
 
Tim Boone
Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 12:53 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you at this time. May God be with you.
 
Pauletta Wilson
Wednesday April 11, 2007 at 12:06 AM

Dear Ranaye & Family: I am so sorry about the loss of your son. May God be a source of comfort and strength. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
Francie Ruark Brewer
Tuesday April 10, 2007 at 10:04 PM

RaNaye, Please accept my deepest sympathy. I recoginized the Pennington name in the paper and found that it was you - my grade school best friend! When you get an opportunity email me. I am in South Shore and in the phone book. I would love to get together someday soon. Again, my deepest sympathy. Francie
 
Amanda Daniels
Tuesday April 10, 2007 at 4:31 PM

Travis was the reason that a lot of us would make sure to go to class on time at Russell! He had an amazing amount of energy and really was a shining star in our graduating class. When I heard the terrible news, I was quickly comforted by all the wonderful, happy memories I had of him. I hope that you are comforted with fond memories as well, and know that all our hearts go out to the family at this time of need. He will truly be missed.
 
Beth Enyart Stewart
Tuesday April 10, 2007 at 4:08 PM

I was Travis's 2nd grade teacher at Russell. He was a great kid and I know he will be missed greatly by all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the framily. May God give you great peace during this time of sorrow.
 
Aubrey A. Hieneman
Tuesday April 10, 2007 at 3:36 PM

Tim and Ranaye, this is a very hard and difficult time for the both of you. I'm sorry for your loss. I will keep you both in my prayers.
 
Lisa Carter
Tuesday April 10, 2007 at 10:10 AM

Reading my paper this morning my heart just goes out to all of you about Travis. I graduated with Ranaye and knew most of the Sparks from Church as a youngster to high school. I can not imagine your pain during this sad time, but cling to God's promises, all of you, and he will see you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
 
Steve Tremel
Tuesday April 10, 2007 at 9:27 AM

Ranaye and family: While I am lost for words, my prayers are with you during this difficult time. Travis was a handsome boy and will leave great memories for you all to focus upon now and forever.
 
Jon Blankenship "Jonny B"
Tuesday April 10, 2007 at 3:06 AM

its been a long time since i have seen ya man. you were prtty cool. you will be missed.
 
Denisa McGranahan LaCombe
Tuesday April 10, 2007 at 1:18 AM

Dear ReNaye, Our Hearts and Prays are with you and your family during this very sad and difficult time. May God be with you. Love, All your McGranhan Cousins Devona,Donita,Donna,Billie,Denisa, Marty,& Delinda