Orion N. Sparks Funeral services are set for Staff Sgt. Orion N. Sparks, a soldier from Gig Harbor who was killed Sept. 26 in Afghanistan. Sparks, 29, is to be laid to rest at noon Saturday at Mountain View Funeral Home, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW. Lakewood. Survivors are his father Garry (Jane) Sparks of Tucson, AZ, mother Jan Hurnblad Sparks, brothers Erik (Linnzi) Sparks and Zachary Sparks, and nephew Alexander of Gig Harbor, WA. Please send donations in memory of Orion to the USO or Franciscan Hospice.

Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Oct. 12, 2012