Mr. Sparks died in Portland, Oregon on July 9, 2018. He was born on April 26, 1957, to parents Patricia and Chester Sparks. He was 1 of 8 siblings.
He graduated from Jefferson high school in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, he joined the Army and became an infantry soldier after the Vietnam War.
In Portland, he had a few casual jobs but mostly worked as a butcher for Waltz Home Meats in Woodland before coming to Jessie’s Fish Co in Ilwaco, Washington.
He loved to go fishing and schooling his little brother Kevin on all the sports columns in the newspaper. He also loved food, but most importantly, loved his family.
Survivors include sisters Bender Fallon, Patty Stockwell and Teresa Ross; brother Kevin Sparks. There was a private ceremony, Saturday, October 13, 2018, in Klipsan. His guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.
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