Nicholas “Nick” Sparks

Nicholas “Nick” Sparks, 35, Kansas City, Mo., passed away on September 8, 2019.

Nick was born on July 2, 1984 to Gary and Cookie Sparks.  He attended Kearney, Mo., schools until age 15 and moved and graduated from Lathrop Schools in 2003.

Nick is survived by the love of his life, Robin Creason; and two stepsons, Skyler and Hunter Creason. He leaves oldest brother, Andrew “Andy” Sparks and sister- in-law, Summer, of Liberty, Mo., and brother, Joseph “Joe” Sparks and sister-in-law, Olga, of Kearney, Mo.;  his mother, Cookie Sparks, of Kansas City, Mo.,  as well as his father, Gary Sparks and his wife, Connie, of Independence, Mo. Nick is survived by his nieces, Serenity, Josie, Brynlee, Norah and Stella, all who filled his heart with love.  Nick loved to participate in family functions and usually spent his time with the nieces. Last but not least, his loyal puppy, Kalli.

Nick loved the KC Chiefs, and anything sports. He enjoyed all kinds of music, muscle cars, and was a wonderful poet.  Nick had our Holy Father within his heart, mind and soul.  He could recite Gospel verses for any situation.  Nick used the initials TF on many writings. TF stood for True Faith.

Nick will be missed by all. His sense of humor, and his loving ways, Nick never met a stranger and was a friend to all. He would always say “Mom, you can’t stay mad at me cause I am your Baby Boy!”  Nick was correct.

In lieu of flowers, Nick would want donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Our Sincere Condolences


There is always an extra level of emotion when a young person is taken too soon It is with great sadness that we send  our condolences to the entire Sparks family.
Vera & Vince Blake

I will always remember Nick’s smile. And his big hugs. His beautiful eyes full of mischief. His was a true loss. My heart goes out to his mother Cookie and his father Gary. His brothers Joe and Andy. To his stepsons and his love. To his little dog who will not understand where Nick has gone and to those precious 5 little nieces who will miss their Uncle Nick.
Sarah Sargent

So very sorry for the loss of your beloved son.  No word’s can take away your emptiness.   My prayer for your family is that our Lord holds you in his loving arms and comforts you, may his sweet Angel’s  wings wipe your tears.  Always in your heart.  God’s blessings.
Johnna Franke Hoyt

My prayers are with u and your family … gosh me and Gary go all the way back to grade school at St. Michaels. We were in first grade and were in the same grade from grade school thru high school. Known each other that long. Grew up playing together. I am so sorry for your loss. Words are not enough … you’re a great person and you are a great dad … always here for u Gary.
Russell Wier

I wish to extend my sincere condolences and sympathy in the loss of your beloved.
Carolyn Palmer

To the Sparks family my prayers are with you all.
Heidi Nelson

I’m very sorry for your loss.  Robin, my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Sherry Cox