George Edward Sapp

August 12, 1922March 8, 2013

George Edward Sapp, retired Lt. Col. US Army Born Aug 12, 1922 in Carterville MO. Passed away Mar 8, 2013. Services will be held at 2:00, Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Sparkman Crane Funeral Home, followed at a later date by burial with full military honors at the National Cemetery, Grand Prairie TX. Mr. Sapp was the fourth of eight children born to Louis and Clara Sapp. He joined the Missouri Guards while a senior at Carterville MO High School at age 17 in 1940. Soon after, the unit was ordered to active duty and on Sept 16, 1940 they left by train for Camp Hulen; the first station that turned out to be the beginning of a life long association with the US Army. Enlisting as a Private, he progressed in rank to Sgt. before being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1943, eventually attaining his retirement rank of Lt. Colonel. His service included combat in Europe during WW2 where he earned the combat infantry badge, two Bronze Stars; one for Valor. Col. Sapp is survived by his wife, Rita, of 62 years; daughters Jan Sapp, Tricia Burns, 5 grandchildren, Leann Bach, Lara Tillman, Staci Satterfield, Tommy Burns and Michael Burns; 10 great grandchildren; sister Vera; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughters Ann Barker and Gayle Humphrey and one great grandchild; three brothers, Earl, Bud, Jack; three sisters, Lorraine, Laura and Emma. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the 1st Methodist Church of Athens TX or a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 17, 2013

George Edward Sapp

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Greg Evans

March 15, 2013

Ed was a true gentleman, neighbor, and mentor. Our parents considered Ed and Rita's friendship, starting as next door neighbors in Terrell, a true test of loyalty over time. Ed and Rita are two of the best people ever placed on this earth. Rest in Peace Ed knowing that you have run a good race, completed you mission and left a legacy for others to aspire to. Now he is in Heaven with Ann, Gayle and my parents awaiting all our arrival. Faith in God is knowing we will all be together again. From the family of the late Wanda and Grady Evans, Wills Point, Texas.

Summer DeCoste

March 13, 2013

Tricia, What am amazing example your father was to you. Marriage of 62 years is nothing to glance at without knowing that this was a man of honor, love and commitment.
Amazing grace and love was certainly passed down in your family. May God give you peace, that passes all understanding. He has blessed you with much love.
I love you and your family. Thinking of you and thankful that you had such a wonderfully loving father. xoxo