James Lee Sparks

James Lee Sparks, 67, of Leavenworth passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 7, 2019 at his residence. James was born on February 6, 1951 in Leavenworth to Harold Eugene and Bonnie Faye (Hewitt) Sparks.


James attended school in Leavenworth and after graduation, he joined the US Army on January 17, 1971, where he earned the Sharpshooter and National Defense Service Medals. James loved his motorcycles and his family. James worked for KC Booth as an upholsterer.


Surviving are his sisters Helen (Mike) Kern of Arizona, Terri Sparks of Lansing and Annabelle “Lucy” Cook of Leavenworth. Nephews, Rocky (Dawn) Koch, Easton KS and Shawn Wiley, Leavenworth.


Visitation will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will be Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:30 am with Pastor Cape Rust, officiating at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Leavenworth National cemetery with military honors at 12:30 pm.

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