Kenneth Finch Sapp

Born on September 20, 1925

Departed on November 21, 2015 and resided in Atlanta, GA

Kenneth F. Sapp passed away quietly at home on November 21, 2015. Mr. Sapp was born to Louise H. and Kenneth F. Sapp in Atlanta on September 20, 1925. He attended Morningside Elementary School through the fifth grade after which he and his parents moved to Ottawa, Illinois. Upon graduation from Ottawa High School in 1943 Mr. Sapp enlisted in the U.S.Navy serving with VB-74 aboard the U.S.S. Midway until he was honorably discharged from active duty in April 1946. Upon his discharge from the Navy Mr. Sapp enrolled in the University of Georgia School of Journalism and subsequently met his future wife, Barbara G. Black also of Atlanta. He graduated from Georgia in 1949 after which he worked as a sports writer at The Atlanta Journal and later as an advertising executive at Sears Roebuck and Co. In April 1953 Mr. Sapp married Miss Black and joined his father's business as Division Manager of Textile Enterprises where he worked until retirement in 1986. He also served in the Naval Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in July 1970. Mr. Sapp enjoyed gardening and became certified as a Master Gardner working at Hastings and Pike's garden centers. He was an active member of the Morningside and Peachtree Presbyterian Churches. Mr. Sapp was predeceased by his wife of nearly fifty one years and he is survived by his two sons Mark P. and David A. Sapp and his beloved granddaughter Carter A. Sapp. A memorial service will be held at Morningside Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.


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Guestbook Entries

  1. charles richardson November 25, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    A wonderful man who always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. Rest in peace Kenneth. You have not left us but just stepped into the room next door where we will join you one day. Our thoughts, love and best wishes to all his family. Charles, Nancy, Gavin and Kimberly Richardson

  2. Laurie Bray November 25, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Kentavious the only way I knew him always welcomed me with open arms and a big smile and that twinkle! He was quick with quips,a lovely man who always made me feel special. Our talks were always so enjoyable. I will miss him. My love and prayers go to David, Carter and Mark. I hope the following will be a source of comfort to them:
    My beloved family and friends, death is nothing at all. I’ve only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Laugh at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Life means all that it ever was. It is the same as ever. There is absolutely unbroken continuity. I am but waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.
    Semper Fi.

  3. Laurie Bray LB November 25, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Kentavious the only way I knew him always welcomed me with open arms and a big smile and that twinkle! He was quick with quips,a lovely man who always made me feel special. Our talks were always so enjoyable. I will miss him. My love and prayers go to David, Carter and Mark. I hope the following will be a source of comfort to them:
    My beloved family and friends, death is nothing at all. I’ve only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Laugh at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Life means all that it ever was. It is the same as ever. There is absolutely unbroken continuity. I am but waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.
    Semper Fi

  4. Steve and Anita Johnson November 26, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with David and family. God Bless them.

  5. Jack and Jill Klotz December 1, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    For his “peril on the sea and in the air”, we are grateful for the sacrifice of Ken’s military service. He always had a humorous word for us. He will be greatly missed by all of us at Morningside.

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