Austin – Jack Sparkman 67, US Air Force Vietnam Veteran

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    Confirmed Mission: The family has requested the PGR to participate in the funeral service of Jack Sparkman 67, U.S. Air Force Sgt, Vietnam Veteran. Jack also served in the Texas Army National Guard, Austin Police Department, Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, and the Patriot Guard Riders Austin Region.

    Date/Time: Friday, November 1st, 2013,   10:00am

    Location: Providence Funeral Home, 2079 Hwy 71 East, Bastrop Tx 78602

    Directions: We will stage at the funeral home. Going east on Hwy 71 from Austin, cross the Colorado River bridge in Bastrop, and after passing the intersection of Hwy 95, the funeral home will be on the right.

    8:40am – 9:00am Staging 
    9:00am – Mission/Safety Briefing
    Flag Line – RC's discretion

    Wx: Lo – 55, hi – 81 Sunny (KVUE Wx)

    Notes:   Please arrive on time, have your fuel topped off, and hydrate prior to the mission.. Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Dress for the weather (check before leaving).
    When the service is ended, we will join the LEO escorted procession to Young’s Schoolhouse Cemetery for graveside honors.
    Check the website for updates on info. The obituary is posted on the Funeral Home website.
    As of Thur. at 2pm, the cemetery and small parking area are very wet. The road is narrow and one side is not acceptable for parking. Please bring a sidestand pad or block of wood. There is no parking inside the cemetery.

    Ride Captain: Sam Warren 512-217-4191
    Asst. Ride Captain: Keith Longacre
    Flag Wrangler:  Bob Binkley

    Please make plans for attending to honor this man who spent his life serving his country, community and others.


    It was a beautiful day to honor one of our own. Thanks to all who attended and stood for Jack. His family said that he would be proud that you were there for him.
    We had about 30 bikes, 7 police motors for the escort, and numerous LE vehicles.

    Thanks to Keith and his helpers for handling the parking so that the departure went very smooth. Also to Bob for taking care of our flags, and William McKee who made up some sidestand pads for those folks who did not have one for cemetery parking.




    In the after action report from this mission, I incorrectly identified the member who took the time to cut out side stand pads for those who did not have one. The member responsible for doing this was William McKee. Thanks to Bill for his good work and thinking ahead for those who would be in need!


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