Lonnye Joel "L.J." Rappe'

January 7, 1941December 16, 2012

RAPPE’, Lonnye Joel “L.J.”, 71, of Dover, went to his heavenly home on December 16, 2012. He was born in Plant City on January 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 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Stowers Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012 at East Thonotosassa Baptist Church, where L.J. was a faithful member. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lonnye Joel "L.J." Rappe'

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December 20, 2012

We are so sorry for the loss of Lonnye. He will be truly missed by us and all those that knew him. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Love, Jan and Sarah Claus

December 19, 2012

The church halls will miss Lonnye. God Bless the family...Gordon and Jimmye Hudson

Diane Rovinsky-Garbreana

December 19, 2012

Lonnye worked for my dad, Mose and uncle "Red" before he worked for General Motors. I have many good memories of Lonnye over the years. He was a good man and will be missed.

Wayne & Lynda Stephens

December 18, 2012

Wayne and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Cindy Wooten

December 18, 2012

I am missing Lonnye so very much but know he is in the best hands now. Love and prayers to all.

December 18, 2012

I am so sorry to hear this news. May the Lord bless and comfort you, give you strength in hope as He carries you through these days.

Love, Dan and Marylou Price

Paul & Julia McMichen

December 18, 2012

The loss of Lonnye is so great. He had a million dollar smile that would light up a room. He was so very precious! Geri, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

December 17, 2012

I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family and my dear friend his loving wife Gerri Rappe. I was blessed to have met and known Lonnye. He was a man of great strength and conviction, and he loved the Lord with all his heart! I know he is with our Lord and savior in heaven making the angels smile with his quick witted comebacks. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. Sandy Kratz