Keith Eric Sparks

Eric Sparks, 48 of Genoa, OH; recently moved to Summerfield, FL. Went home to the Lord on January 16, 2020.  He was born in Oregon, OH to Harold (Dave) and Susan (Boros) Sparks.  Keith was known for “stepping out of the box”.  Always taking chances, Keith kept his life positive and fun!  Errors made along the way made it more interesting, lessons learned.  His faith kept him rolling on.  He worked many places as a young man, but later Graymont in Genoa, Erie Island Maintenance Manager and the Safari as Water tester sub-contractor.  He created his own business, KC Kustum Works, LLC-CEO “making things happen”.

Keith loved life, nature and all things created by God.  He proudly achieved his Water Plant License.  Keith learned as a young man he had Mitochondrial Disease (which is uncureable). He never stopped fighting for his life.  There was ALWAYS hope.  Being on dialysis for a few years, prayers were answered for Keith when a young Kelsey Price donated her kidney - a perfect match!  They are our special extended family; Kelsey (donor), Adam (spouse) and their six children.  Always in our prayers.

Keith knew our lord, St. John’s UCC Church in Genoa was his life-long church.  It was there he started the Cruise In to benefit those in need.  His love of cars kept him alive with dreams and excitement.  From childhood on he knew engines and the works inside and out, etc.  He drag raced in Fremont and participated in the Ottawa County Fair Demolition Derby.  His truck “The Ghost” was his baby.

His love of the Lord and his family came first in his heart.  He married Kelly McGaharan in 1997.  “Love you, love you more” was consistent words in their marriage.  Keith is survived by his wife Kelly, daughters: Paula Hoffman, Tori, Chelsey and son Chevy.  Also surviving are grandchildren Harper, Tristan, Trace and Kason; brothers, David and Chad, parents: Harold (Dave) and Susan, mother-in-law, Janet McGaharan and many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.  Proceeding him in death were granddaughter Skyleigh Hoffman, father-in-law Jim McGaharan and grandparents; Ernest (Bud) and Ruth Boros.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at St. John’s UCC, 1213 Washington St., Genoa at 1pm.  Dur to coronavirus there will be no luncheon to follow.  Dress is casual, per Keith’s wishes please wear one of his favorite teams (or yours) shirts, OSU Buckeyes, Detroit Lions or Dallas Cowboy’s.

Please come prepared to share your favorite memory/story of Keith as we celebrate his life.  Burial will be private.  Donations can be made to St. John’s UCC Missions fund.


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