Chris “Sparky” Sparks, age 64, passed away Dec. 19. He was born Aug. 12, 1957 in Barberton. He was a longtime employee of Barberton City Schools. Preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Van. Survived by daughter, Elizabeth; son, Matt (Heather); grandchildren, Ethan and Madison; parents, Dale and Agnes; brothers, Blake and Steve; and mother of his children, Charlotte. The family would like to thank Pebble Creek and Crossroads Hospice for their care of Chris. Memorials may be made to Pebble Creek or Crossroads Hospice.