Oral Histories

A Legacy Story in Honor of Dr. Ed Sparks by Wife Vertie Sparks

Ed Sparks pictured here front-right, was serving in the United State Air Force and this photo was taken somewhere in Japan. Dr. Ed Sparks, a longtime Tucson Dentist, was from a military family and they were dedicated to the health and welfare of others. His uncle Dr. Martin Edwards was drafted and fought in World War I before graduating from medical school. Dr. Ed Sparks’ grandfather Simon Edwards served in the 8th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery Unit for the Union Army during the Civil War.

Ed’s Daughter Robin says, “We are as American as Peach Cobbler.” Happy Father’s Day, Happy 4th!

Ed Sparks group photo

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