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Gary L. Sparks

1945 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Gary L. Sparks Obituary
July 9, 1945 - November 13, 2016 Gary Sparks - an influential figure in Southern California youth soccer for 25 years and a beloved husband, father, and grandfather - passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. Gary has been described as "an ambassador whose passion and tireless efforts made the game more enjoyable and changed lives." Gary's soccer career began as a volunteer in the Coast Soccer League. He later served as league president and Premier League chairman. Today, CSL features 2,600 teams. Gary is survived by Dixie, his wife of 48 years, his four children (Tiffany Sparks, Jennifer Beneke, Dan Sparks, Nick Sparks), their spouses, 7 grandchildren, and two sisters. A public celebration of life will be held Nov. 21 at 1 pm at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at 30753 La Pata, San Juan Capistrano. More information is available at http://www.oconnormortuary.com/obituaries/Gary-Sparks-3/.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 20, 2016
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