Hinton-Turner Funeral Home

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Shawn Sparks can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
Shawn Sparks
In Memory of
Shawn Patrick
1970 - 2014
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Obituary for Shawn Patrick Sparks

Shawn Patrick Sparks

June 17, 1970 - February 6, 2014


Monday, February 10 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Catholic Church of the Annunciation


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:00 AM Catholic Church of the Annunciation


Mount Olivet Cemetery

Shawn Patrick Sparks, 43, a former letter carrier for the U.S. Postal service, U.S. Air Force veteran of Desert Storm, died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Bourbon Community Hospital. He was born June 17, 1970 in Lexington, son of Ronald and Lucia Zuniga Sparks, Paris. Shawn was a 1988 graduate of Paris High School, an Eagle Scout with Troop #67, Boy Scouts of America, part of the BBB in Centerville, and was a member of Catholic Church of the Annunciation. In addition to his parents, Shawn is survived by a brother, Ronald G. (Misty) Sparks, Atlanta, GA; a sister, Tara R. (David) Casey, Stamping Ground, KY; maternal grandmother, Lucia Farias Zuniga, Paris; nieces and nephews, Nathaniel, Jeremiah, Jacob, Mariana, Nicholas, Morgan, Alexander; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Pete Zuniga Jr, and paternal grandparents, Ritsel and Christine Sparks. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation by Rev. Danny Fister with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ronald G. Sparks Jr., Dusty Cummins, David Casey, Tevis Gray Jr., Tom Witt, and Chris Holbrook. Honorary bearers will be Nathaniel Kjelstrom, Jeremiah Kjelstrom, Johnny Gay, Chris Zuniga, Greg Zuniga, Josh Cummins, Chad Hudnall, Jeremiah Perraut, Steve Reckmann, and Charlie Wyatt. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the church with Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shawn Patrick Sparks, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos
Share by: