Dewey “Doug” Douglas Sparks, 62, of Everton, passed away Tuesday morning, October 11, 2022 at Reid Health, Richmond.
He was born November 15, 1959 in Connersville to Dewey Sparks and Janice Richter. He was a 1978 graduate of Connersville High School and also attended Hanover College for two years.
On November 28, 2018, he married Rhonda McQuinley in Connersville. Together, they resided in Everton. Mrs. Sparks survives.
Doug worked as a machinist for Aerodyne Engineering. Later, he worked in Indianapolis for Mears Engineering, and he retired from Olsen Custom Designs.
In his leisure, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. An avid sports fan, he loved watching the Colts and the Reds. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and grandbabies.
Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Sparks of Everton; four children, Shanna (Brenton) West of Everton, Doug Sparks, Jr. of Connersville, Daniel Sparks of Indiana, and Matthew Moore of Everton; grandchildren, Dillon, Dominic, Samantha, Alex, and Alyssa Sparks, Carina Badanek, and Jensen West; two brothers, Darron (Jenny) Sparks of Anderson, Indiana and David Sparks of Indianapolis; his step-father, Marvin Richter of Edwardsport, Indiana; his father and mother-in-law, Ted and Joy McQuinley of Everton; a brother-in-law, Mike McQuinley; two sisters-in-law, Mindy McQuinley (Danny Allen) and Sheila (Chris) Hobbs; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dennis Sparks; maternal grandparents, Ernest and Rebecca Pennington; and paternal grandparents, Green and Emma Sparks.
Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Come as you are: comfy, casual, and camo, just as Doug would have wanted!