John Michael "Jack" Sparrow died December 3, 2015 in Mesa AZ. He was born May 7, 1938 in Renton WA., the eldest son of Nel and Willis Sparrow. Jack lived in Renton until he moved to Mesa in 2003.
A friendly guy, blessed with a 'gift of gab', Jack enjoyed a successful career in the beverage industry. A lifelong member of the Renton Eagles, Jack also belonged to the Renton Lions Club and the Renton 21 Club. He was an avid sports fan, a self described crossword expert and a consummate beer drinker. Those who knew Jack, know that he did it 'his way'.
Jack is survived by his wife, Cindy, sons, Bill, Michael (Elle) and Patrick, four grandchildren, his brother Bill (Karen) and former wife, Nancy. Jack will also be missed by his extended family and friends, especially his cousin, Larry, and his friend, Matt. Memorials to the Renton 21 Club, a celebration of Jack's life will be held in January.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 13, 2015.