Robert Sparks

Robert Sparks

URBANA – Robert Leslie Sparks passed away from this life on Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2013) at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.

He was born March 23, 1929, in Mahomet, the son of Amos and Margaret Sparks.

He is survived by a daughter, Norma (Marcus) Sparks Johnson of Urbana, and a son, Robert (Teresa) Sparks, all of Champaign.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Jason, Kyle and Megan Land; one stepgranddaughter, Shawna Barbee; and one great-grandson, Mattox Land. Charles Sparks is his youngest brother who survives.

Robert was a carpenter/electrician in the Champaign County area for 50 years. He supported and worked with the Boy Scouts Troop 125 of Mahomet.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Blair-Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar, Mahomet. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., with service directly following. Final resting place will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Memorials are being accepted for Harbor Light Hospice Services in Champaign.

Condolences may be offered at www.owensfuneralhomes.com.