Richard William Apgar Sr.
February 10, 1945 - November 22, 2021
Richard William Apgar Sr., 76, died in his Mooresville home, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, to be with the Lord.
Rich was born in Fairfax County, Va., Feb. 10, 1945, the son of Herbert and Aileen Apgar, and grew up in Clifton, Va. He met and married Betty Timmons, his wife of 40 years, while a college student in Milledgeville, Ga. He began a 25-year career with Eastern Airlines in northern Virginia, followed up with 15 years in the real estate market.
Rich was very involved in his community throughout his life, serving in various roles at St. Mark's Lutheran Church and Fairview United Methodist. He enjoyed volunteering as a soccer coach in Iredell County, and his early efforts helped to get soccer established in the county. He loved hunting and fishing and helping others in the neighborhood. He was truly a good samaritan to anyone in need. He could fix anything and was always happy to help others!
Rich was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife.
He is survived by his current wife of 11 years, Brenda Napier Apgar. He is also survived by his children, Richard William Apgar Jr. (Sarah) of Jefferson, Cathy Cocolas (Anthony) of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Dr. Mark Stephen Apgar (Sylvia) of Denver, N.C.; and stepchildren, Tony Napier and Abbey Napier of Mooresville. His grandchildren include Abigail Grace Apgar, Alexis Catherine Cocolas, Samuel Anthony Cocolas, Marcus Russell Apgar, Annabelle Elizabeth Apgar, Georgia Joan Apgar, Jack Timmons Apgar, and Ford Thomas Apgar.
Rich was a huge animal lover, and his pets brought him tremendous joy. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078 or Lake Norman Humane Society, 2106 Charlotte Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28117.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresvillewww.cavin-cook.com
Published by Mooresville Tribune on Nov. 28, 2021.