Randy Allan Sapp
December 6, 1949 – November 13, 2019
Randy Allan Sapp was born December 6, 1949 in Olympia, Washington to Harold and Gloria (Sandi) Sapp. He grew up in fishing, hunting and adventuring through the now developed forests of Tumwater off of Linwood Avenue with his lifelong friends and his brother Rick. As Randy got older he developed a love for mechanics and repairing all sorts of things which spanned his entire life as he enjoyed restoring old Jeeps, tools and other items that only he could see as things that could be restored. He attended high school at Tumwater High and was the senior Homecoming King prior to graduating in 1968. It was also during this time that he met the love of his life, Pamela Lee (Wagner) Sapp, whom he married in 1970.
Randy proactively joined the Army in 1969 and served our country in the Vietnam War. He supervised approximately 50 personnel for the US Army Security Agency and held Top Secret crypto clearances. His bravery during the war earned him a bronze star medal for valor. He was honorably discharged in 1972 as a Sergeant.
Upon leaving the Army, he returned home to the Olympia/Tumwater area and went to work for the family business, Yenney’s Music, where he worked for 6 years. He later started his career with Providence Hospitals, working at St. Peters in Olympia in the materials management department. In 1987, Randy decided to pursue a dream of his and moved his family to Orcas Island in northwestern Washington where he owned and operated the Orcas Leatherworks, providing custom leather goods and related items to locals and tourists alike.
In 1994, Randy and Pam returned to Tumwater and he eventually went back to work for Providence. In 2016 he completed his 25 year career with them as the Director of Supply Chain Management.
During his retirement, Randy enjoyed spending time with his family, driving his Jeep, collecting knives, and working on various restoration projects in his shop aka his “happy place”. His borderline OCD regarding his tools made him the “go to guy” for anyone looking for a random nut or bolt. He was always willing to lend anyone a hand when they were in need, and he was the kindest person you could have known.
Randy passed away on November 13, 2019 unexpectedly at his home in Olympia, Wa.
Randy is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Pamela, and his two children, Steffanee Roach (Sean) and Jason Sapp (Lyndsey) as well as his brother Rick Sapp (Deni) and nephews Brian (Carly) and Eric (Eryn) Sapp. He also had 10 grandchildren: Jeffrey (Karly), Jeshurun, Sunshine, Judah, Summer Morning, Eliana, Avtalia, Shoshannah, Jeremiah and Isaiah. Finally he had one great grandchild, Juliet.
A celebration of life will be held for Randy at Mills and Mills Funeral Home in Tumwater at 4pm on Friday, November 22nd.
Memorial Service with Military Honors
Friday, November 22, 2019
Randy Allan Sapp
December 5, 2019
Dear Pam and family, We are terribly sorry to hear of Randy's passing. What a shock, much too young to go.we will pray for him. So sorry, Mike and Vicki Bartram
November 25, 2019
I met Randy being in the concrete industry. He was building a new home and I had the pleasure of being the one to build and pour his house and shop foundations and all the flatwork. The moment I met him he greeted me with a smile and an optimistic outlook on life. He was always happy and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Even when a concrete mixer driver ran over the edge of his new slab and broke it, his response was "well we all have those days, it can be fixed". He was also the type to lend a hand whenever it was needed without question. If you were fortunate enough to have met him then you already know the positive things that he brought into this world and for that i am proud to have called him my friend. You will be greatly missed my friend. May you rest in peace!
November 21, 2019
Pam & family, My prayers are with you all at this time in the loss of your loved one. I myself as all of you am still in shock! But knowing some day we will have the answers. Randy was & is very dear to me since he entered my life, but knowing he is at peace now helps the loss. Love & prayers be with you all, Yvonne
November 18, 2019
If you were lucky enough to spend a few minutes with Randy he touched your heart for a life time. How lucky were we!
Mike & Kris Andrews
November 17, 2019
Mike and I met Randy at Providence St. Peter Hospital, back in the day! His name triggers a mental picture in my head of his SMILE! When he talked about his family, his whole face lit up. If you happened to run into him somewhere, the greeting was always a smile.
Words cannot cover the depth of emotions that Randy's passing has sparked...he will be missed.
Pam and family, may peace and comfort wrap around you during this difficult time.
"Randy, we will meet up on the other side of the stars, swap a few stories and laugh. Until then, rest easy my friend, "
November 17, 2019
Saying a final goodbye is one of the hardest tasks I undertake today. The story of life is quicker than a blink of an eye; the story of love is a lifetime of wonderful memories Randy leaves me. It's only in the agony of parting do I look for the depths of love. People so seldom say the words "I love you" I'm so glad I had the opportunity of telling Randy how much I loved him. Randy was a very special nephew that came into my life and left a footprint on my heart that I shall never remove. I am trying not to cry because Randy left, I want to smile because he was here.
I remain as always Randy's loving Aunt Rosie
November 16, 2019
I had the tremendous pleasure of working with Randy during my tenure at Providence. He was extremely dedicated to our mission, very compassionate to those he served and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed his sound guidance and expertise!
We will all truly miss him but know he has been called home to continue his faithful and dedicated service. As a fellow military member, I wish you fair winds and following seas shipmate as you end your earthly journey and begin your heavenly mission. You will sincerely be missed by many you have greatly and gently touched over your life!
God bless you Randy and may you Rest In Peace!
November 16, 2019
I worked with Randy for many years. I admired him greatly for his integrity, quick wit, extremely kind heart and infectious smile.
RIP my friend.