Ricky N. Sparks, age 45 of Batesville, passed away at his home on June 1, 2020 after a three year battle with cancer. The son of Sherman and Betty Sparks was born July 11, 1974 in Brookville, IN.Rick graduated from Franklin County High School in 1994. He married Missy Race on September 24, 2005.Rick began working for Batesville Tool & Die and later went onto AMS Construction. He worked last for Baylor Trucking before he had to retire due to his health. Growing up, Rick enjoyed coon hunting, riding 4-wheelers and drag racing. Once he could no longer race, he liked being on the pit crew of Hard Times Racing, supporting his father-in-law, step-son and grandson.He will be dearly missed by his wife, Missy; daughter, Ashlee Sparks; step-son, Kyle (Joann) Race and two grandchildren, Wyatt & Bentley Race; his mother, Betty Sparks; two sisters, Rhonda (Bobby) Miller, Vickie (Charles) Branstetter; one brother, Rocky (Kristie) Sparks; in-laws, Paul & Mary Lou Hubbard; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Sherman Sparks and great niece, Serenity Miller.Visitation will be Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 4-7pm at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Private Funeral Service will follow. Due to the COVID-19 precautions, if you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home. All attending will be asked to follow proper social distancing protocol.Memorials may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Margaret Mary Hospice or Margaret Mary Cancer Center (Hansen Center) c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.We also encourage you to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Rick’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.