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Jerry Lee Sparks

August 21, 1939 August 29, 2018
Jerry Lee Sparks
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Obituary for Jerry Lee Sparks

Jerry Lee Sparks, age 79, of Billings, Oklahoma, passed away on August 29, 2018.

He was born on August 21, 1939 in Wichita, Kansas to Jard and Elizabeth Sparks. In 1941, he moved to his Granddad Clark's homestead northwest of Billings and was very proud to still own this farm at the time of his death. Jerry attended Oklahoma State University receiving a bachelor's degree in agriculture economics in 1962. He served six years in the military reserves. From 1963 to 1968, Jerry worked for Prudential Insurance Co. in Oklahoma City as a regional appraiser in the mortgage loan department. On August 10, 1963 he married Karen Gerken, whom he shared 33 great years with. They moved back to Billings to farm in May 1968 and he continued to do so for the next 50 years.

Survivors include his son, Lee Sparks of Frisco, Texas, daughter, Carrie Boyer and her husband Greg of Billings and grandchildren Courtney Sparks, Ryan Sparks, Audra Boyer and Avery Boyer.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Karen and his sister, Jean Manley.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Billings Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice, in care of Trout Funeral Home, 1408 N. 7th St., Perry, OK 73077.

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