Benjamin Andrew Sparks, loving son, brother and uncle, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the age of 37. Ben was born on March 21, 1983 to Michael and Diane Sparks.
Ben grew up in Leawood, Kan., and graduated from Blue Valley North High School in 2001. He went on to attend The University of Kansas and The University of Missouri–Kansas City. After working at Merit Packaging in Kansas City, Mo., for several years, Ben then joined Stouse, LLC., one of the largest wholesale specialty printers in the U.S., as an Account Manager in Gardner, Kan.
Ben loved cars, a passion he enjoyed sharing with his adoring nephews, Cooper and Bennett. As an ardent music lover, Ben rarely passed up a chance to join friends or family at a concert. During basketball season, Ben was passionate about cheering on the Jayhawks. Above all, spending time with his family and friends brought Ben the most joy.
Ben is survived by his parents, Michael and Diane Sparks of Leawood, Kan., his sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and David English, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., his grandmother, Mary E. Roberts, of Wichita, Kan., in addition to his nephews and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on March 13, 2021 at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood campus, Sanctuary A.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection’s Counseling Ministries https://cor.org/leawood/care/counseling or Resurrection Recovery http://cor.org/leawood/congregational-care/recovery
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