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Dave "sparky" Sparks


November 29, 2017

David Dale Sparks, 67, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017. Dave was born Dec. 23, 1949 in North Platte, Nebraska.

Dave began a long life of taking care of his family; when in the 7th grade, he quit school to take care of his family, taking jobs, picking berries, shoveling snow, walking horses, etc.

In 1967 Dave enlisted in the United States Army. He served in Wildfleken, Germany, re-enlisted, then served in Vietnam until 1972, with honorable discharge in 1973. He served as Water Supply Specialist earning National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and two Overseas Service Bars.

1973 began his lifelong love of highlead logging and...

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