David Charles Sapp
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Dave Sapp died Saturday, 10/24/20, after 81 years of service to country, family, community, and God. His memorial service will be held Thursday, 10/29/20, at Allenhurst Presbyterian with Rev. Ben Beasley presiding. Due to the pandemic, there will be no visitation prior to or following the service.

David was a graduate of Pennsylvania Military Academy and the University of Florida. He came to Liberty County as a member of the military in the late 1960s, and served in Vietnam and other places as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers, returning to Allenhurst permanently in 1986.

Dave served his community through numerous boards, committees, and clubs. He was instrumental in his work with Liberty Clean and Beautiful and the Solid Waste Department to start recycling in the county and was named the Keep Georgia Beautiful Man of the Year. Rotary Club, Clean Coast Initiative, the United Way, LeConte Woodmanston Plantation, First Presbyterian Christian Academy, Millers Pasture, and many other organizations will feel his loss.

He was a lover of the ocean, the environment, and education. He served as the Commander of the Tybee Light chapter of the United States Power Squadron for several terms as a 24 year member, and was the District 26 Executive Officer, and National Governing Board Member until recently. With the Power Squadron he taught boater safety, seamanship, and navigation for several years.

Dave Sapp was preceded in death by his wife Pat Sapp, and survived by his three children, Scott Sapp (wife TIna Sapp, children Douglas, Nicholas, and Heidi), Cindy Phillips (children Katie and Britt), and Kim Sapp-Gornto (husband E.D. Gornto,) as well as his brother James Alva Sapp (wife Meredith Sapp, son Todd Sapp.) Dave is also survived by his dear friend and companion Linda Riggs, and her son Mark Riggs, (wife Nicole, children Patrick and Macy.)

As a pillar of the community, father, grandfather, uncle, Christian, comedian, and friend, David Sapp will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers or food, please consider a donation in his name to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Published in Coastal Courier from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, 2020.
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18 entries
November 3, 2020
What a tremendous man. I admired his honesty, grace and the incredibly quick wit and humor he brought to nearly everything. God rest your wonderful soul Dave.
Pat Donahue
Friend
November 2, 2020
DAVE WAS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING MEN THAT I KNEW. I AM HONORED TO HAVE BEEN ON THE SESSION AND SCHOOL BOARD WITH HIM. HE WAS A PROTECTOR, A MENTOR, AND SOMEONE THAT I LOOKED UP TO.
CATHY GOOLSBY
Friend
October 29, 2020
You couldn’t spend a minute with Dave before he made you laugh. I’ll miss his cards at Christmas;he didn’t forget family - no matter how long between visits. I’ll be thinking of you all.
Dianne Young Mueller
Family
October 28, 2020
Rest In Peace my friend, “Essayons”
Mike St. Onge
Friend
October 28, 2020
Oh the memories, Dave. From foot stomping the answers to the ABC Class, to "entertaining" Squadron Meetings, to telling the Veterans Day Parade viewers that Jack was a WWI veteran! You were a leader, a mentor, a teacher, a knowledge expert; but, most of all a good friend. We miss you dearly.
Charlie and Linda Saytanides
Friend
October 28, 2020
When I came to Fort Stewart in 1970, Major Sapp was my immediate supervisor. I don't remember hum being all that funny then. Not long afher I went down to Charlie Company and I believe Sapp went to Fort McPherson.

Upon my leaving the army, I taught for a half a year under Waldo Pafford and then went to Bradwell where I met this beautiful , vivacious strawberry blonde school Secretary named Pat Sapp.

I would be my pleasure to teach Sapp children because not only were they polite but also bright.

Later on as a member of Hinesville's First Presbyterian Church I got to know Linda Riggs and the special place she would hold in the widower Sapp's life.

In passing the collection plate I always knew to watch my steep around Dave. As a county commissioner I got to deal with Dave a good bit and then is when I learned he had a million clean jokes.

God bless the wonderful memory of this man who has has such an impact on his community and for his service to our country.

Family and friends of Dave, you will weep some but remember how Dave would want to be remembered.
Sampie
Friend
October 28, 2020
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
October 28, 2020
Everyone in the Hinesville Rotary Club laughed until we cried as we watched Dave learn how to belly dance from a Turkish exchange student. Our community and our club will not be the same without him. We all loved Dave!
Michelle Ricketson
Friend
October 28, 2020
Michelle Ricketson
Friend
October 27, 2020
Very sad to hear of his passing. A great guy who was so much fun to be around. We will miss him along with anyone who knew him. Our deepest sympathy to Linda and the family.
Carol Ann Blauvelt
Friend
October 26, 2020
Dave will certainly be missed by Liberty Countians. He was fun to be around, smart, quick witted and caring - a good man and admired and loved by many!
Anne Browning
Friend
October 26, 2020
Paul and I are saddened about Dave's passing. We will always value our recent classroom experience with him. He was a wonderful teacher and motivator. Love and light, Paul and Susan Robinson
Susan S Robinson
Student
October 26, 2020
We will miss you so much, Dave. You gave us so much laughter along with all your knowledge of boating in the ocean waters here. So many memories made with you in such a short time. We are very privileged to have known you. Rest in peace dear friend.
Bob and Gayla Bennett
Friend
October 26, 2020
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
October 26, 2020
Dave was a great man, a great boss, and a great friend. He was also a great supporter of his adopted home of Liberty County. He as a community leader and a faithful volunteer for so many causes in Liberty County as well as the coastal area. What a life force! Hard to imagine a world without him, but I know there has been a lot of joy---and a lot of laughter--- in heaven.
Sara Ann Swida
Friend
October 25, 2020
My brother-in-law Dave will sorely be missed by myself and all of the Field family. I have so many fond memories of Dave from the time he first dated my sister Pat until our last gathering for his 80th birthday celebration. We were so fortunate to have known him, spend time with him, enjoy good times with him, and laugh with him. That’s right! May he Rest In Peace. Doug Field
Doug Field
Family
October 25, 2020
You were a wonderful addition to our family, we will miss you immensely. RIP, until we meet again.

Mark, Nicole, Patrick, Macy
Mark Riggs
Family
October 25, 2020
RIP Bro Dave!
Joe
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