MAYSVILLE — Beside the doorway of the home at 214 Main Street in Maysville, is a sign that reads “If I should live forever and all my dreams come true, my memories of love will always be of you.”
On the morning or March 14, 2018, Charles E. (Chuck) Sapp, the resident of that house, was reunited with the love of his life, his wife, Mary Frances (Frankie) Sapp.
Chuck Sapp was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Nicholas Country, to Alfred Garr and Alma Dot Mann Sapp.
Chuck worked at Charles H. Arnold Distributing and Pepsi Cola Bottling Company and retired from Dravo Lime Company. He and Frankie owned The Diner and later managed Highland Ridge Apartments for fourteen years.
Chuck was a faithful member of St. Patrick Church where he served as Lectern. He was a member of the Orangeburg Lions Club serving in many capacities including president and, on the district level, zone chairman and region chairman. He was also a supporter of Relay for Life of Mason County, working with his wife as accounting chair and was a volunteer for RSVP.
Chuck received many awards for his community service, the most prestigious being the Melvin Jones Fellowship and recognition as a Kentucky Colonel, but he always said his biggest reward was being a father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Chuck Sapp is survived by two daughters, Kristi (Frankie Dale) Arthurs and Tina (Russ) Curtis; two sons, Charlie (Gay) Sapp and Mike (Hope) Sapp; 10 grandchildren, Eric (Cayeann) Cowan, Mary Jo (Steven) Shepherd, Sean (Kara) Sapp, Zac Robinson, Maggie (Jamie) Price, Khrysten (Chris) Childers, Chase Sapp, Paige Sapp, Tabbatha Sapp and Michaela Sapp and nine great-grandchildren, Eli and Addison Cowan, Mary Kate and Jack Shepherd, Brynlee Robinson, Easton Price and Hadleigh, Maverick and Rhett Childers. He is also survived by the children of his heart, Gayle Gosney, Artis Greene, Vic Pooler and Trent Werline.
In addition to his wife, Frankie, and his parents, Chuck Sapp was preceded in death by brothers, James Sapp of Guthrie and Stanley Sapp of West Union, Ohio; sisters Eulice Mitchell of Fleming County and Frances Hunt of Maysville; and his mother and father-in-law, Lucy and Arnold Faris.
Mass of Christian Burial for Chuck Sapp will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at St. Patrick Church with Father Joseph Straub officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. Patrick Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eric Cowan, Sean Sapp, Leo McKay, Jamie Price, Steven Shepherd and Dr. LeRoy Gallenstein. Honorary pall bearers will be the members of the Orangeburg Lions Club.
A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Maysville.
Visitation for Chuck Sapp will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with prayers beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Brell and Son Funeral Home in Maysville.
Memorials for Chuck Sapp may be made to St. Patrick Church and Mason County Relay for Life.
Condolences at www.brellandson.com.