Thomas "Tony" Sappington III

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1961-2016 Funeral Servicesfor Thomas Tony Sappington, III,55, of Richmond, TX, are set for 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors Chapel, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00PM Tuesday, for one hour preceding the funeral service. A Graveside Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Providence Cemetery, Dialville, TX (near Rusk, TX). He was born ThomasBarnett Sappington, III, on January 21, 1961, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Thomas Barnett Sappington, Sr. and Janet Butler Sappington. He died March10, 2016, at his home in Richmond, TX. Tony was a proud 1979graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, 1984 graduate ofLamar University with Bachelor Of Sciencein Physics, and 1986graduate of UniversityofNorth Texaswith Masters Of Sciencein Physics. He taught Physics classes at Lamar University, and he worked at Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, asSenior Metrology Engineeron the space shuttle program. Tony returned to Texas to start his own business in 1996. Tony loved his family. He was a loyal friend, and he never met a stranger.Tony will be remembered asa very kind, honest, & generousman, with agreat sense of humor that can only be described as authentically Tony! Survivors include his son, Dillon Sappington of College Station, TX;mother, Janet Sappington of Richmond, TX;grandson, Cody Sawyerof Lumberton TX; step-daughter, Brittany Cokerof Beaumont, TX; brother, Scot Sappington and his wife, Tara,of Coppell, TX; and the many members of his extended family from the gym, as well as countlessfriends from all overthe USA. He will be dearly missed by all, because there is only one Tony..... In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in his name to a local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post or online at vfw.org or to Shiners' Hospital for Children, 6977 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030. Condolence messages may be written for the Sappington family at www.garmanycarden.com Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.

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Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors
1201 4Th St
Rosenberg, TX 77471
(281) 342-4671
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 15, 2016
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