Charles Sparky Sparks truly loved life and will always be remembered for the countless hours he worked helping others. Charles was a positive influence to anyone who knew him.
Charles graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1983 with a major in fire science. He was a deputy state fire marshal for 23 years‚ a fire and rescue instructor for the Kentucky Community Technical System‚ assistant fire chief of the City of Columbia Fire Department‚ a member of the Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department for 32 years‚ and an EMT for the Adair County Ambulance Service. Charles was so dedicated to his chosen professions.
Charles was a loving husband‚ father‚ and son. He worked so hard to provide for his family. Sparky always made time for his family.
Charles was so proud of his son‚ Trent. Whenever you would mention his son’s name there would be a twinkle in his eyes. Trent was his heart. He adored Trent more than anything and was proud of the young man he has become. Charles couldn’t talk about his son‚ Trent‚ without the biggest of smiles and a heart visibly bursting with love.
On July 8‚ 2011‚ at the age of 49‚ Firefighter Charles Sparky Sparks lost his life while serving his community and doing the job he loved so much.
Charles became a Christian early in life and was a member of the Columbia Christian Church.
Charles was always smiling and usually had a funny story to tell. His sweet and precious smile will light up Heaven even brighter.