SPARKSóBuck Haye Sparks, 84, of Williams, Ore., died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Laurel Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A twin and one of 10 children, Buck was born June 17, 1928, in Stillwell, Okla., to James and Leona Sparks.
He moved to Washington when he was 12 years old and then to Mapleton, Ore., when he was 19. He worked in a sawmill in Mapleton until his retirement at age 55.
He moved to Florence, and then came to Williams three years ago to live with his niece and nephew, Patty and Don Clifton.
In about 1980, he married Dorothy Allen of Grants Pass. She died in 2001.
Buck enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, long drives and cutting firewood. He loved his family and his animals.
Survivors include his stepson, Hank Allen of Grants Pass; many nieces and nephews and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
His stepson, Steve Allen of Forest Grove, and his five sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.
Private family services will be held. Chapel of the Valley ó L.B. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent
to the family at www.chapel-
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