William C. Sparr, Sr., age 98, peacefully passed away at his home in Surprise, AZ, Sunday morning, April 18, 2021. William (Bill) was born October 21, 1922, in Chicago, the son of Charles and Lydia (Hauss) Sparr. He was the longest living of his twelve siblings. Bill's young life was influenced by the Great Depression. When he was 19 years old, he joined the Navy and served proudly during WWII. After the war, Bill worked at Continental Can in Chicago for 30 years. He was then employed by the City of Chicago's Bureau of Electricity for 11 years before retiring.
Bill married his first wife (Rita) while in the Navy and they had 4 children: William Jr. (deceased), Robert, Ronald (Darlene) and Trudy (Rich). Bill was a bachelor for 18 years before marrying his current wife Theresa (Crews). They have been married for 35 years. She had 4 children in her first marriage: Michael (Liz) Tim (Teri), Gary (Amy), and Cathy (Thomas). William also leaves behind 26 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
The memorial service for William C. Sparr Sr. will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:00am at Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel, 13738 W. Camino del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375.
Bill will also receive full military honors following the service at 12:30pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23023 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85024.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to what Bill called "his angels." Hospice of the Valley.
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