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Val D. Sparrow

September 27, 1956 — July 5, 2024

Preston, Idaho

Val D. Sparrow

 

 

Val Dean Sparrow 67, passed away suddenly on July 5th, 2024. He was born on September 27,1956 in Logan, Utah to Hyrum Lloyd Sparrow and Gayl Seamons. He is the 8th of 10 children. He grew up in Preston, Idaho. He graduated from Preston High School in 1974, where he played football and learned Auto Mechanics. He attended Rick’s College in Mechanics. Then he went on to serve an LDS mission in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He was then married to Lynette Nielsen on July 7th,1978, in the Ogden Temple. Together they were blessed with 4 children, Jason (Liz) Sparrow, Drew (Ginger) Sparrow, Valynn (Toby) Spackman and Stephanie (Kaleb) Smith. They were married for 13 years. He married Barbi Rhoton on October 2,1992. Together they shared their daughter, Jessica Sparrow.

In 1998 he met his sweetie, Sherry Thomas, and they were married on January 1, 2000. He was blessed with 3 more step-children; Jeremy (Jenn) Stone, Jodie Hansen, Jennifer (Jon) Montisano.

He loved being outdoors, spending time with family and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He served in Law Enforcement for many years and ended his law enforcement career as Preston City Chief of Police. He also spent many years working as a parts guy for Napa Auto parts where he made many lifelong friends.

Val’s siblings are: Gerald (Shirley), Myrna (Robert), Dennis (Sharon), Nola (Dennis), Coral (Stan), Rodger (Barbara), Gary, Dale (Lauralee) and Steven (Melanie) He is survived by his sweetie, Sherry Sparrow of 24 plus years, 7 siblings, 3 sibling-in-laws, all 8 children, 23 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 siblings and 5 siblings- in-law.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho. Viewings will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. both at Webb Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in the Whitney, Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com

 

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