Obituary: Lloyd E. “Pete” Sparks

     Funeral service for Lloyd E. “Pete” Sparks, 92, of Timpson, TX, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, Timpson, with Rev. Brian Simmons, Rev. Justin Coburn, and Rev. Gilbert Sparks officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation for family and friends will be 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Sparks passed away February 22, 2012, in Garrison, TX.

     Born October 14, 1919, in Shelby County, TX, Lloyd E. Sparks was the son of the late Ora Lee (Barnes) and Thomas E. Sparks, Sr. He was a graduate of Timpson High School and married the late Onie Mae Dillon. Pete was a machinist with Amoco Oil Company for 37 years. While living in Texas City, Pete coached Little League baseball. After his retirement he and Onie Mae returned to his farm in Timpson to enjoy raising cattle.

     Survivors include his son Lloyd T. Sparks and wife Gert of Trinity, TX; brother Thomas E. Sparks, Jr. of Timpson; brother-in-law Joe Dillon and wife Hazel of Timpson; granddaughter Lori Merrem and husband Lance of Houston; great granddaughter Lacie Merrem; step granddaughter Tammy Noyes of Cypress, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

     In addition to his parents, Lloyd “Pete” Sparks was preceded in death by his wife Onie Mae Sparks and brother V. Rayford Sparks.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. To convey condolences online please visit

     Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.

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