Ronald Gene Sparks

January 17, 1947 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 73)


Beloved husband, cherished grandfather, treasured brother and uncle, Ronald Gene Sparks, age 73, passed away in Karnack, Texas on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  He was born on January 17, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to Marvin H. Sparks and Lorene (Ferguson) Sparks.  Ronald is preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Weston, and parents, Marvin and Lorene Sparks.  He is survived by his husband, Rudy Butterfield; grandchildren, Jordan Weston, Casey Weston and Kaylina Weston; sister, Penny Sparks; brothers, Ed Sparks and Jack Sparks; niece, Carrie Andrews, as well as several other nieces, nephews and family members. Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and worked as a carpenter in the construction industry for many years.  He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, casinos, visiting Savannah, Georgia and traveling all over, especially to New Orleans during Mardi Gras.  Ronald was well loved be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Online condolences may be offered at


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