Billy Winsel Sparks, 88, of Eunice, NM passed away June 24, 2018 in Andrews, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, cremation is under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home Andrews, Texas.
Bill was born on October 1, 1929 in Thaila, Texas to Haskell and Bernice Angel Sparks.
He was raised in Kermit, Texas, he graduated from Kermit High School in 1949. Bill served in the Navy during the Korean war. He married Bonnie Jura Evans in Kermit, Texas on January 1, 1953. Bill retired from Burlington Northern after being employed with them for several years.
He loved hunting and fishing, reading poems, and telling jokes. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie in 2012, and his parents.
He is survived by a daughter, Saundra Sparks of Eunice, New Mexico, three sisters, Peggy Haynes and husband Rosco of Andrews, Texas, Linda Fielding and husband David of Fort Worth, Texas and Carolyn Kettle and husband Daris of Bella Vista, Arkansas.
Donations can be made to, New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130.