Casey Lee Sparks, 32, of Medford, Ore., passed away Tuesday May 15, 2012, as the result of a traffic accident near his home on May 8. He was born February 3, 1980, in Medford, Ore., to Lee and Wendy Sparks.
Casey graduated in 1998 from South Medford High School. After high school he attended college in Reno before returning to Medford where he worked numerous jobs while trying to find just the right one.
Casey's passion was his daughters who he adored and treasured. He spent as much time with them as possible and was a fantastic dad.
Casey loved to hunt, fish, and spend time at the local lakes with friends. He was an avid Oregon Duck Football fan and knew everything about them. He loved his family and his friends and all will remember his contagious humor, personality, and smile. He will be missed by all.
Casey is survived by his sister, Kara Esselstrom, of Medford, Ore.; brother, Tyler Sparks, of Medford, Ore.; and two daughters, Payton Kelley-Sparks and Taitum Sparks.
There will be a Celebration of Casey's life June 16, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Doc Griffin Park in Jacksonville, Ore. Please come and help celebrate a one of a kind dad, son, brother, and friend.
A special thanks to the wonderful care given by staff at Rogue Valley Medical ICU unit and Oregon Health Science ICU Portland. Your care of Casey was the best possible and we appreciate your compassion. We would also like to thank all friends and family for the outpouring of generosity and support during this difficult time.