10/26/05 - NNHS Newsletter -
Wayne Sparrow

Joseph Wayne Sparrow
(20 Feb 1940 - 23 Oct 2005)

Newport News High School Class of 1957

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news today.  

From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 10/26/05:

Hi, Carol:

Fred Hayman ('57) of VA passed this along to me, and I thought you might wish to have it for your website.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   I'm so sorry to learn this.  Thank you for sharing it with us, Joe.


Joseph Wayne Sparrow

CHANCELLOR, S.D. - Joseph Wayne Sparrow, 65, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at the Lennox Good Samaritan in Lennox, S.D. Wayne Sparrow was born Feb. 20, 1940, in Newport News, Va., to Woodrow and Nellie (Terry) Sparrow. He grew up in Newport News and graduated from Newport News High School in 1957. Wayne then attended Nuclear Welding School. He worked as a welder at the Newport News Shipyard for 40 years, retiring in 1997. He was very proud that he had worked on the USS Reagan. Wayne was united in marriage with Theresa Van Steenwyk on Jan. 23, 1993, in Hampton, Va. They moved to Chancellor, S.D., in March of 2003. He was a member of the Chancellor Baptist Church, the Warwick Moose Lodge #1711 and the Legion of Moose in Newport News. Wayne was a husband and father and provider for his family in Virginia. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Theresa Sparrow of Chancellor, S.D.; son, Terry Joe Sparrow of Hampton, Va.; daughter, Teresa Meyers of Hampton; brother, William Sparrow of Virginia; four stepchildren, Shawn Church, Christine Church, Thomas Van Steenwyk and Andrew Van Steenwyk; and six grandchildren. In addition to his parents, a brother, Fred Sparrow, preceded him in death. Memorial services and a Moose Ritual will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Miller Funeral Home Downtown. For obituary and on-line registry, please visit www.millerfh.com.

Published in the Daily Press on 10/25/2005.
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Theresa Sparrow - October 26, 2005
Ellen Micalizzi (Emmett, ID ) - October 26, 2005
I will miss him. He was best father that I had. My boys will miss also. We all will a good man and father, Grandfather.
Christine Church (Gloucester, VA ) - October 26, 2005
Sorry to hear about Uncle Wayne. I'm Teresa Alley's granddaughter. I grew up across the street from Woodrow & Nellie.
Kathy Pope (Alley) (Coats, NC ) - October 26, 2005

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Wayne's family and friends at this time.

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 02/10/05

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