LaMar Scott Sparks
Scott was born February 14, 1946, the third child of Donna Lucile Tanner and Dee Earl Sparks. He grew up in Nephi, Utah, and graduated from Juab High School. He worked at the American Oil gas station while attending Trade Tech Vocational School in Provo. When he graduated, he worked at Greenwood Chevrolet in Nephi. He also attended the College of Southern Utah and Snow College in Ephraim, earning a degree in applied science.
In 1967 he married DeeAnna Blackburn. They had two children: Kymberlee Jane and Hal Scott. He loved living in Nephi, but in 1967 Scott applied and was hired to work for the Utah Highway Patrol in Wendover, Utah. While there, he became a volunteer firefighter. He was then involved in the American Fork Fire Department and a member of the Utah State Firefighters Association for a total of fifty years.
Scott retired after twenty years with the Highway Patrol for health reasons. He has always enjoyed target shooting, hunting and fishing. Scott loved to ride motorcycles and eventually acquired a three-wheeled Honda Trike. Scott loved music especially classical music. He even played accordion, clarinet, bass clarinet, piston trombone, baritone and French horn. Scott was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served for many years as a ward clerk and was a faithful home teacher.
Scott passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2021 after suffering from many years of health problems. He had not only fought 40 years of MS, but also survived a 2013 aortic dissection of which very few survived. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, a daughter Kymberlee (Vaughn) Miles, a son Hal (Denise) Sparks, 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, and his brother DeRay (Sandra) Sparks, and two sisters Helen (Dee) Tranter and Ann Arehart.
A visit will take place on Sunday evening August 8 from 6 to 8 at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary at 49 E 100 N in AF. Her funeral will be on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest 1st Ward at 910 N 540 W in AF with a visitation one hour before. Interment will be in Vine Bluff Cemetery (1200 N 400 E) in Nephi at 2:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be broadcast on the link below starting at 10:30 a.m.
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