Donald James Sparling, son of Alfred Clifford and Etha Frances (Yoder) Sparling, was born on February 26, 1938 in Sequim, Washington and departed this life surrounded by family on January 6, 2020 in Stilwell, Oklahoma at 81 years of age.
He was blessed with his loving wife of almost 50 years, Patsy (Hunter) Sparling and his four children: Jim, Josie, Melissa and Charlotte.
Donald worked hard for his family, traveling the country as a truck driver. He enjoyed life, the outdoors, his family and friends. Donald had an infectious smile and laugh. He was a joy to be around. A true friend to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents: Alfred and Etha Sparling, sister: Bonnie Scott.
He leaves a loving and devoted family to keep his memory. They include his wife: Patsy Sparling of the home near Stilwell, OK, children: Jim Sparling of Wenatchee, WA, Josie McFarland and husband Bo of Whitney, TX, Melissa Ray and husband Shaggy of Susanville, CA, Charlotte Wiegert and husband Charles of Lewisville, TX, sister: Byllee Semken of Ohio, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.