Wayne Sparks(1932 - 2013)

Wayne S. Sparks

Wayne S. Sparks, age 80, went home to join the love of his life, Judy on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Born in Sioux Falls on August 22, 1932, to Stacey and Lillie Sparks, he graduated from Washington High School and joined the Air Force during the Korean Conflict in 1951. After leaving the Air Force, he worked in the family business, Sparks Electric Hatchery. He also worked for Performance Engineering (1958-60) and Chevrolet (1964-1971) in Sioux Falls. On August 25th, 1964 he married, Judy Anderson of Sioux Falls and in 1971 joined the South Dakota Air Natural Guard until 1992 as a mechanic. He was an avid race car enthusiast, drag racing himself and often worked with pit crews at Husets Speedway. He also loved hunting and football.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Chester) Larsen of Sioux Falls, sons Tim (Penny) Foster of Sioux Falls, Tom (Karen) Foster of Tucson, Arizona, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his dearly missed wife AND best friend.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am Saturday, April 30 at Heritage Funeral Home. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. www.heritagesfsd.com.


Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 28, 2013