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Todd A. Sparks

7/3/1970 - 6/11/2019

SPEER ~ Todd Alan Sparks, 48, of Speer, passed away at 5:29 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his home.

Born July 3, 1970 in Pekin to William and Diana (Hunt) Sparks, he married Kim Danler on September 9, 1989.  He later married Yvette Michelle Long on May 12, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She died August 12, 2011 in Speer.  He was also preceded in death by his mother.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, William and Frances Sparks of Chillicothe; one son, Michael (Amanda) Sparks of Speer; one grandson, Levi Sparks of Speer; one sister, Kim (William) Jamieson of Forest City; one brother, Bill (Diana) Sparks of Chillicothe and his life partner, Luanna Griswold of Speer.

Todd was a 1988 graduate of Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe.

He had worked as a welder for International Supply Company in Edelstein for 27 years.  He then worked the last 3 years as a welder for Hardin Industries in Lacon, last working Monday, June 10, 2019.

He was an avid stock car racing and Jeff Gordon fan and had raced at Peoria Speedway for 3 years.  He also enjoyed restoring old cars and working on anything mechanical.

There will be no services or visitation.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Injury Association of America, PO Box 7416, Merrifield, VA 2216-7416.

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