Retired Leutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Born Aug 12, 1922 in Carterville, Mo. George Edward Sapp passed away March 8, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Sparkman Crane Funeral Home, followed at a later date by burial with full military honors at the National Cemetery, Grand Prairie.
Mr. Sapp was the fourth of eight children born to Louis and Clara Sapp. He joined the Missouri Guards while a senior at Carterville, Mo. High School at age 17 in 1940. Soon after, the unit was ordered to active duty, and on Sept 16, 1940, they left by train for Camp Hulen, the first station that turned out to be the beginning of a life-long association with the U.S. Army. Enlisting as a Private, he progressed in rank to Sergeant, before being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1943, eventually attaining his retirement rank of Lt. Colonel. His service included combat in Europe during World War II, where he earned the Combat Infantry badge, two Bronze Stars; one for Valor.
Col. Sapp is survived by his wife, Rita, of 62 years; daughters Jan Sapp, Tricia Burns, five grandchildren, Leann Bach, Lara Tillman, Stacie Satterfield, Tommy Burns and Michael Burns; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Vera; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by daughters Ann Barker and Gayle Humphrey, and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Earl, Bud, Jack; three sisters, Lorraine, Laura and Emma.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Methodist Church of Athens, or a charity of your choice.
Retired Leutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
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