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Stephen Sparks

June 13, 1968 — October 25, 2023


Steve Sparks,55, of Corning, Iowa, passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday, October 25, 2023.  There are no services currently planned.  Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Corning is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be directed to the family, to be determined at a later date.  Memories and on-line condolences may be left at


Steve was born June 13, 1968 at home in Greenup, Kentucky, the son of Billy and Katherine (Graham) Sparks.  

Steve graduated from high school in Greenup, Kentucky with the Class of 1986.  After graduation, Steve entered the work world working at the Shoelace Factory. In 1992, he went to trucking school and started driving for North American Van Line.  Throughout his trucking career he worked for Crete, FAE Transportation, Bill Sparks  and CRST .  In 2000, he bought his first truck and became an owner operator.  Steve was recently leased to Packard Transport until he became ill in December 2022.


Steve married Norma in 1994, and he adopted Keilee.  Steve and Norma later divorced.  Steve later met Jennifer Lundquist in January of 2006.  They were united in marriage on June 7, 2008.  Steve loved his family unconditionally.  When Steve wasn't driving, you would see him with his family or friends.  He enjoyed driving his Kenworth all over the United States.  He also enjoyed hanging out with family and friends, cracking jokes and drinking an ice-cold beer.  Steve was known to tinker with anything he could get his hands on.  His last project was rebuilding a V8 motor for his Chevy pickup.


Steve is survived by his wife, Jennifer; three daughters: Madison, Mariah and Andria; three grandbabies: Lexi, Caleb and Leo; three brothers: Bill Sparks (Denise Quimby) of Corning, Iowa, Ed (Pam) Sparks, of Greenup, Kentucky and Delmer (Tammy) Sparks of Somerville, OH; two sisters: Nancy (Tim) Poplin of Greenup, Kentucky and Terease ( Scott) Fore of South Shore, Kentucky; two sisters-in-law: Crystal Sparks and Jamie (Bradley) Stargell; mother-in-law and father-in-law;  many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and lots of amazing friends.


Preceding Steve in death were his parents; grandparents; brother, Richard Sparks and daughter Keilee Sparks.

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