BOILING SPRINGS- Jared Matthew Lapo, 23, died Friday, June 28, 2013, as a result of a car accident.
Born in Harrison County, W. Va., he was the son of Brad and Joyce Lapo. Jared was a graduate of the Brown Emergency Training Center Firefighter Academy and EMT Training.
He was a community servant and gave his all to helping others. He was a member of the Boiling Springs Fire Department and the Cleveland County EMS. He was nominated as Firefighter of the Year for Boiling Springs Fire Department in 2010. His passion was firefighting and he loved the camaraderie with his Band of Brothers at the fire department and EMS. One of his favorite hobbies was music and he was a gifted guitarist. He had a great personality, if you entered a room not knowing Jared, you left the room knowing him. His quick wit, sense of humor and pranks were well known amongst his family and peers.
Jared was part of a large very close knit family. Jared is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William (Jack) Kimball.
In addition to his parents, Jared is survived by six brothers, Jordan, Caleb, Noah, Thomas, Elijah, and Jacob all of Boiling Springs; three sisters, Sarah Adams and husband Joshua of Merritt Island Florida, Abby and Hannah Lapo both of Boiling Springs; Maternal grandmother, Dot Kimball of Daytona Beach, FL; paternal grandparents, Gary and Beverly Lapo of Belleville, KS; numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins as well as the Brothers and sisters of the Boiling Springs Fire Department and Cleveland County EMS.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. before the service
Funeral Service: Monday July 1, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
Officiated By: the Rev Neil Perry and Rev Dr. J. Eric Davis officiating
Burial: Burial with Fireman's Honors, by the Boiling Springs Fire Department and accompanied by the Cleveland County EMS, will be at Cleveland Memorial Park, following the service.
Funeral Home: Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Lapo.
Memorials: The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation at www.ncff.org
Online Condolences: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on June 30, 2013