Shirley Havard Sparks Obituary

AUGUST 14, 1937 – JUNE 26, 2024


Shirley Ruth (Havard) Sparks passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in Garrison, Texas. She was born on August 14, 1937 in Lufkin, Texas, the daughter of Noah Havard and Ila (Henderson) Havard.

On May 24, 1958, she was united in marriage with Jerry Sparks and he preceded her in death in 2014. They celebrated 55 years together.

Shirley is survived by her sisters-in-law, Carrie Havard of Carmel, Indiana and Barbara Sparks of Eustace, Texas; brothers-in-law, Dale Sparks and wife Ann of Palestine, Texas, and Don Sparks of Hempstead, Texas; nieces, Pam Grimm of Lufkin, Texas, Tammy Giles of Houston, Texas, Daphne Stanaland and husband Bobby of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Missy Sheldon and husband Larry of Canton, Texas; nephew, John Sparks and wife Rachelle of Garrison, Texas; other nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerry, her parents, and two brothers, Gene and Clayton Havard.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Eva Beatriz and Harbor Hospice for their care. In lieu of flowers, love offerings may be made to a charity of your choice.

Funeral services will be held in the EMG Chapel at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Lufkin on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10:00 am. Pastor Garrel Faulkner will officiate. Pallbearers will be John Sparks, Bobby Stanaland, Larry Sheldon, Riley Sparks, Khash Frankens, Scott Robertson, and Seth Robertson.

Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.