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Sparks, Joseph 'Joe' H.
LAST: Sparks FIRST: Joseph 'Joe' MID: H.
BORN: 19 Sep 1943 DIED: 4 Oct 1977 BURIED: 10 Oct 1977
OCCUPATION:  Pulp Worker
DEATH PLACE: Watson, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma
Name of father Wesley Sparks
Maiden name of mother Elve Tishie Tierce
SSDI – Joseph Sparks – b. 19 Sep 1943, d. Oct 1977, last known residence Stayton, Marion Co., Oregon.
Ex-Marion man slain.
MARION—A former Marion pulp worker was found slain in his Watson, Okla., home this week.
Joseph H. Sparks, 34, died Tuesday night of shotgun wounds, the McCurtain County sheriff’s office said. Marilyn Maureen Winkler, 35, has been charged with first degree manslaughter, officials said.
At arraignment Wednesday, a preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 25 and bond was set at $1,000 by a judge in the southeastern Oklahoma community.
Ms. Winkler’s relatives said the couple had been arguing earlier in the evening, the sheriff’s office said.
Oregon Statesman 8 Oct 7B:4

MARION—Services for former Marion resident Joseph H. Sparks, 34, who died of shotgun wounds Tuesday in his Watson, Okla., home, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Weddle mortuary, Stayton.
Born in Checotah, Okla., Sparks lived in the Marion area, 18 miles southeast of Salem, 27 years before moving to Watson two months ago. He was a pulp worker here and in Oklahoma.
Survivors include sons, Frank, Joseph, Clayton, all Marion; daughters, Pamela Sparks, Albany; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Sparks, brother, Wesley E., all of Marion; grandmother, Donnie Tierce, Salem.
Interment will be in Marion Friends Cemetery.
Oregon Statesman 8 Oct 7B:6
Joe Sparks
1943 – 1977
OS 8 Oct 7B:4
OS 8 Oct 7B:6

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