Ernest Gene Sparks

December 08, 1944, November 02, 2018

Ernest Sparks

Ernest Gene Sparks, 73, died Friday, November 2, 2018, in Beaumont. He was born December 8, 1944, in Honey Island. Though he lived most of his childhood years in Kountze, Ernest Gene along with his parents and brother lived in various states across the United States as his father worked in construction. It was likely the traveling in his early years that sparked an adventurous spirit in Ernest Gene. After serving in the Army he met and fell in love with Betty. They married on December 7, 1963. He loved and adored his wife. Ernest Gene worked in the oilfield which he enjoyed. He worked for various oilfield companies throughout his career. His adventurous spirit and consulting work allowed him to travel to Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and Saudi Arabia as well as many states across the United States.

He volunteered at the Buckner Children’s Home, tutoring boys in math. Ernest Gene was very outgoing and always made friends wherever he went. He made sure to smile, say hello and wave to everyone even if he didn’t know them. His laughter smile and sense of humor will be missed!

Ernest Gene was a member of First Baptist Church in Lumberton since 1989. He is preceded in death by his father, Albert Adam Sparks, Jr.; mother, Gwendolyn Oneida Sparks; brother, David Sparks and Mike Sparks.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Betty Sparks; daughter, Regina Douglas and her husband, Ron; son, David Sparks and his wife, Jennifer; four grandchildren, Joshua Douglas and his wife, Carly; Brandi Harvey and her husband, Travis; Breanne Sparks; and Madeline Sparks; one great-grandchild, Tessa Kay Douglas; and great-granddaughter on the way.

A gathering of Mr. Sparks’ family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2018, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. His graveside service will at 11:20 a.m., at Holland Cemetery, Kountze, with military honors by the Southeast Texas Veterans Group. Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Douglas, Joshua Douglas, Travis Harvey, Ernest Dunlap, Michael Sparks, and Hicks Dunlap.

Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze, TX
530 W Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Kountze
530 W. Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Monday, November 05, 2018
10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Graveside Service
Holland Cemetery
30.476199 Zzz94.401754
Monday, November 05, 2018
11:20 a.m.

Comments (4)

  • NL

    20 November 2018 at 21:32 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

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  • Kim Holland Denton

    06 November 2018 at 05:37 | #

    The Holland family did not learn of Ernest Gene’s passing until late this evening. We love all the Sparks family and are keeping you in our prayers! May God wrap his loving arms around you in this difficult time. The Holland family..

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  • Judy and Ritchard Bean

    05 November 2018 at 23:42 | #

    Betty and family - We are so sorry about the loss of Ernest Gene. We didn't find out about his passing until this afternoon after the graveside service was over. Praying for all of you and sending our love. God Bless you during this time!

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  • Prayers going out to all the family.

    05 November 2018 at 14:02 | #

    Donna Johnson Melton

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