To the union the bride brought two young daughters and a young son. They settled their new family in Bainbridge, where they completed their family with another daughter.
They moved to Danville after all their children moved on to raise families of their own.
Doug and Sarah will be honored at an open house on Aug. 15 at Millpond Health Campus, Greencastle, from 2 to 5 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend.
The Sparks are the parents of Nancy Joe Tincher Minardo (Joe); Katherine Jean Tincher Rich (Jeff); Bradley Kent Tincher; and Kelly Sue Sparks Robertson (John).
They have two granddaughters, six grandsons, five great-granddaughters and six great-grandsons.