LIMA — Richard B. Sparrow, of Lima, will celebrate his 90th birthday April 16, 2014. A family dinner is planned.
He was born April 16, 1924, in Springfield. On Sept. 6, 1947, he married Leonetta Sandy, and she is deceased.
Sparrow has five children, Linda Boger, David (Brenda) Sparrow, Bruce (Rhonda) Sparrow, Jeff (Karen) Sparrow and Joseph Sparrow. One son, Stephen, is deceased and one son-in-law, Donald Boger, is deceased. He has five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
He retired from the B&O/CSX Railroad.