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Bob, 62, died April 26, 1992, in Missoula, Montana. He was born January 11, 1930, in Missoula and his occupation was listed as high school Counselor. Bob graduated from Missoula Country H.S. in 1948 and the University of Montana in 1952. He play Grizzly basketball 1949-52 and a member of the Grizzly Basketball Hall of Fame. Bob taught in Plains and Frenchtown before moving to Missoula Country H.S. where he taught 29 years. Bob was working at a building site and was struck by a tractor with a backhoe bucket and died of multiple trauma. He jumped at Missoula during the 1952 season.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Sparks, Calvin Robert (Missoula 1952)" (2002). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1245.