Rick Cromwell Sparks, 62, of Lehigh Acres, died on March 24, 2012 at his home. He was born on September 25, 1949 in Terre Haute, Ind., a son of Loren H. and Lloyde (Cromwell) Sparks.
A resident of Lehigh Acres since 1995, he previously lived in Mt. Dora, Fla., and North Palm Beach, Fla., where he grew up.
He was a residential painter and had previously worked as a salesman for custom RVs and while living in North Palm Beach he was a substitute teacher and a car salesman.
He is survived by his sister, Lorna K. Kiessling of Lehigh Acres, and his brother David L. Sparks of Valparaiso, Fla.
A private burial will take place at the Pine Forest Cemetery in Mt. Dora at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the American Heart Association, 28441 Bonita Crossings Boulevard, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.