Gary Douglas Sapp

October 6, 1946December 18, 2012

Gary Douglas Sapp, 66, passed peacefully into the waiting arms of the Lord on December 18, after bravely fighting a recent illness. He was born October 6, 1946 to Douglas and Bobbie Jean Sapp in Conroe, Texas. He grew up in Montgomery County, attending public school in Conroe and later was a student in the Texas State Schools for the disabled. Much of his adult life was spent in Brenham living in a compassionate group home. Endowed with a determined spirit and wonderful passionate nature, Gary was blessed with loving and dedicated parents who nurtured him to enjoy a vibrant, zestful life. Whether competing in Special Olympics, patrolling on neighborhood watch in his signature golf cart or raising America’s colors in the front yard, no one approached their pursuits with more enthusiasm than Gary. He never met a stranger and loved to engage anyone about those things to which he was truly devoted: God, family, country, our military and first-responders, John Wayne, Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger and all things red, white and blue. With an only child, his parents expressed their reasoning for never having more children; they already possessed a child whom God had made perfectly for them. Others who have Down syndrome children certainly understand the way Gary touched the lives of those blessed to know him. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Sapp. He is survived by his devoted mother, Bobbie Jean Sapp and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who all will miss him greatly. The family wishes to thank Gary’s caregivers, the mental health workers and volunteers of our state, and the other health care professionals that ministered to Gary through his life and illness. Visitation with the family will be held at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe on Thursday, December 20th from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral services will follow on Friday, December 21st at 10am at Cashner Funeral Home. Graveside services will immediately follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. You are invited to view our web page at


  • Visitation Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 21, 2012

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Peggy Hall

January 6, 2013

Bobbie, I was sorry to hear about our little Gary. He was such a loving person all of his life. I remember him as a child, and I remember him as a man. It thrilled me to see him come home to visit you and Doug because I could see him and get a hug at church. I loved his dedication to the Lord, to the military, and to our country. He was truly someone dedicated, but you and Doug were so good with him--loving and caring for him in every way. Love you and think of you often.

January 3, 2013

Sweet cousin Gary. Rest in Peace Gary...

Sandi Anderson Hill

Debbie Cross

December 21, 2012

Mrs.Sapp, I am very sorry to hear about Gary. My entire family sends their condolences.
You are and your family are in our prayers.


December 21, 2012

We had missed seeing Gary recently but did not know he was sick. God will take care of him now and you can have peace of mind knowing he is in heaven with his dad.

Patty Harris

December 20, 2012

I have such fond memories of Gary. I remember when my family would watch the wrestling matches at your house. Gary loved Pepper Gomez! Paul remembers wrestling with him when they were kids at Dennis's house. He will be remembered as a wonderful and loving person.

Tina Wade

December 20, 2012

Mrs. Sapp, Gary was very special, unforgettable and he lived a very good life. Take comfort in knowing that Gary is more than @ peace, he is with God. Also take comfort in knowing that you have been an OUTSTANDING, loving, attentive, understanding and ALWAYS THERE Mom for him.
With my deepest sympathy & my utmost respect...

Betty Duttom

December 20, 2012

Gary was a very special person and we will all miss him.

Minnie Walker

December 20, 2012

Mrs. Sapp you are in my prayers. Remember that Gary is in the arm of The Lord and looking down on you with a smile.

Wanda Ferguson

December 20, 2012

Bobbie Jean, so sorry to hear this. Gary led a very long and blessed life and was truly a blessing to all whose paths crossed with his. I have many memories of playing with him in our "growing up" years at the camp. Now he is with our Heavenly Father and he has been reunited with his earthly father. Don't you know that was quite a reunion. I Love you and pray for God's Blessings to surround you in the days to come. Love, Wanda