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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Clifford Sparks

Clifford Carl Sparks Sr.

Wednesday, September 19th, 1928 - Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Clifford Carl Sparks, Sr., 90, of Gardner, KS passed away March 20, 2019. Visitation 10:00 to 11:30 am Tues., March 26, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Funeral follows at 11:30. Burial Edgerton Cemetery, Edgerton, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Farley Boys Town in Nebraska. Condolences may be left at

Clifford was born Sept. 19, 1928 in McClouth, KS to James Arthur and Mable (Grant) Sparks. He grew up in McClouth, KS. In his youth he jumped trains to escape the orphanage. He enjoyed travel throughout his life. Clifford met Juanita Rose in the Lawrence-Eudora, KS area and they married on Sept. 18, 1948. He later married Linda Carterman, his long-time companion. Clifford farmed for 70 years and also hauled milk on a milk route for 14 years. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and the Milk Haulers Assoc. Clifford helped start the Isaiah 58 Church in Quartzsite, AZ whose ministry was feeding the homeless. He was very proud of his grandkids and great-grandkids accomplishments and their success and rodeo awards. He will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Juanita in 1989 and second wife Linda in 2014; brothers: Leonard, Charles, William, Roy, Jesse and Milton Sparks; sisters: Kathryn Bidding and Cynthia Simpson. Clifford is survived by sons: Clifford Sparks, Jr. and wife Theresa, Garnett, KS, David and wife Darlene Sparks, Ottawa, KS and Gary Sparks, Gardner, KS; sister, Mary Woodward, Winchester, KS; ten grandchildren: Michelle Sparks, Jennifer Pope, Clifford Sparks, III, Paul Sparks, Dave Sparks, Samuel Sparks, Martha Sparks, Tammy Redel, Stacy Ashley and Lauren Galvin; many, many great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 11:30am
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Edgerton Cemetery
    EDGERTON, KS 66021


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Posted at 03:02pm
My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.

debra Collins

Posted at 08:20pm
Theresa, sorry for your loss, Hope all is well with the rest of the family. You are in my thoughts

Take care Deb

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