Corey Sparkman

July 25, 1995 - December 14, 2021

Corey Sparkman was born in Fredericksburg, Texas, on Tuesday, July 25, 1995, to Dan Sparkman and Kelly Sparkman. While he grew up in Beaumont, he always called Kerrville, Texas, his home. He was a joyous person who lit up the darkest places.

The music died on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

Corey loved music, video games, The Lord of the Rings, Greek Mythology, fantasy, food, shenanigans, horror movies, and ghost stories.

Corey graduated from West Brook in 2013 and obtained an associate of Biological Sciences at LIT in 2020. He was a talented musician and played the drums in Counterfeit Civilians (formally Antelope). Corey was an Assistant Manager at JW’s Patio.

Corey met Katelynn in a “How I met your mother” fashion but officially met in 2017.  They became best friends almost immediately and were inseparable. A fun friendship sparked a tender love story a year after they met. They married on November 20, 2020 and were expecting their first child in January 2022.

Of all his accomplishments, his most favorite accomplishment was getting the be a daddy to his unborn daughter, who he named Penelope. He was anxiously awaiting her arrival and would read to her, sing her Penny Lane, and was looking forward to all the pennies he would find and give to her to tell her “a penny for my lucky Penny.” She was the apple of his eye.

Corey was beloved by all who met him; his smile made this cold world warmer. He was a real treasure of a friend, brother, son, husband, and father. Corey was an honest and genuine man and full of so much life.

Survivors include his parents, Dan Sparkman and Kelly Sparkman; wife, Katelynn Sparkman; baby Penelope on the way; brothers, Nick Crisp and his wife, Alyssa and Jason Crisp; sisters, Katie Sparkman Perez and her husband, Marino and Lauren Sparkman Skloss and her husband, Brad; great aunt, Nell Crisp; aunt, Sandra Sparkman; uncle, Tip Nichols; nephews, James Crisp, Gage Crisp, Maverick Skloss, Dylan Skloss; nieces, Marley Crisp, Liliah Crisp, Ava Crisp, Ava Perez, and Ella Perez; and great-nephew, Alec Perez.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Melvin Nichols and Ruth Nichols; uncle, Rick Sparkman; and niece, Halle Collier.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution for Corey to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

A gathering of Corey’s family and friends will be on Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with his Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, TX. 77701. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 20, 2021, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Hardin Memorial Park, Silsbee.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • December 19, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • December 19, 2021
  • 6:30 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • December 20, 2021
  • 10:00 am


Hardin Memorial Park
  • 418, Cemetery Rd, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • December 20, 2021

Comments (6)

    Ray Ranzau says:

    Never knew Corey, but as a distant relative, I know that he was a good man…So sorry for this…May the angels guide him straight to Jesus…

    Joy Wingate says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words, except, you are all in our thoughts and prayers, and will be for many days to come. Praying for peace and comfort. Much love.

    Germain Jackson Eddie says:

    Greetings Mrs. Katelyn Bordages-Sparkman & Family,
    My sincere condolences and prayers!!

    Demetra Brown says:

    You have my deepest condolences. I will be praying for you and your family. God will give you the strength to make it through just trust in him.

    RAMONA PARKS says:

    I send my warmest condolences and prayers to the Sparkman family. Katelynn and baby Penelope…I love you and know that I am here for you in prayers and deeds.
    Ramona Parks

    Angela Allen says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I do know how you feel, he can never be replaced. Cherish the memories you had together. Take it one day at a time. Pray everyday for strength.

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