In Memory of Dan Sparrow

Daniel K. Sparrow
Evansville, Indiana

Daniel “Coach” Sparrow, 53 years old, lost his battle with cancer and went to his field of dreams January 28, 2014 with family and friends at his side. Dan was born August 23, 1960 to the late Sam and Fay (Carlile) Sparrow.
Dan was a 1978 graduate of Central High School, 1983 graduate of UE with a BA in education and earned his maters in education from Indiana Wesleyan in 2001. Dan taught and coached at EVSC North High School for 29 years. He was assistant football coach for 12 years and basketball for 5 years. He was an assistant baseball coach for 4 years and the head coach for 25 years. He loved Cardinal baseball, IU basketball, Jeopardy and his faithful sidekick, Bella.
Along with his parents, Dan was preceded in death by a stillborn son. He is survived by son, Zach and daughter, Jessa, stepson, Nick (Stefanie) Brown, step-daughter, Kayla DeWeese, 2 step-granddaughters, brothers Dennis Sparrow and David (Robin) Sparrow, nieces and nephews, a great niece and a great nephew, and caregivers Jeff May and Kathy Brown-Sparrow.
The family would like to thank Sonya Williams (our rock) and Dawn Hoffman of Heritage Hospice along with the staff at Charlier VNA Hospice; Dr. Ahmed and oncology nurses Brooke and Mary. You are all angels on earth.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you get a colonoscopy. We would also prefer a written story/fun memory on 8.5 x 11 paper to create our Book of Smiles or donations to the , YMCA Camp Carson, or to your favorite hospice.
Friends may gather with the family from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 3:00pm. A private burial service will be held at a later date.

Published in Courier Press on Jan. 30, 2014

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