Lonnye Joel "L.J." Rappe'


RAPPE', Lonnye Joel "L.J." 71, of Dover, went to his heavenly home on Dec. 16, 2012. He was born in Plant City on Jan. 7, 1941. L.J. was a musician who performed with the Peacemakers Quartet, Deliverance Trio, and the Centurions. He enjoyed his career as a mechanic for General Motors. L. J. was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eugene Rappe'; and daughter Karen Rappe' Goff. He is survived by Gerri, his devoted wife of 38 years; sons, Joel Rappe' (Angela) and Jason Rappe'; daughters, Katrina Hart (Maurice), Kimberly Collins (Doug), and Rene' Miller; grandchildren; Jacqueline Rappe', Khayla Goff, Haleigh Hart, Kamella Collins, Noah Dooley, Jarrett and Madison Rappe', Alexis Miller, Heather and James Thomas; one great grandson, Kaiden Burnett, an extended family and numerous friends. A visitation will be held 6-8 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2102 at Stowers Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 am, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at East Thonotosassa Baptist Church, where L.J. was a faithful member. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 18, 2012
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