The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 26, 2012

Ronald A. Sapp


Carterville - Ronald A. Sapp, 65, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1946, to Alvin (Bud) Sapp and Thelma Testerman Sapp in Carthage, Mo. Ronald was an Army Veteran and graduated from Carterville High School in the class of 1964. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing pool. Ronald worked at Atlas Powder Company for over 25 years, and after leaving Atlas he worked for Wal-Mart in Berryville, Ark. and Carthage.

He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Myers and husband, Warren of Carterville; sister, Karen Brill of Carterville; brother, Don Sapp of Carterville; grandchildren, Samantha and Madison Myers of Carterville; former wife, Dorothy Reed of Webb City; her children, Gretchen Roberson, Cathy Burkhart, and their children, Troy and Chris Drury, Chuck Burkhart, Jeffrey and Danielle Howard; along with numerous nephews and nieces. Ronald was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Garrison.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City with Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. A memorial visitation will be held on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Carterville Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorial contributions to be made the Carterville Park Fund in his memory.

Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

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