James William Sapp, 86, died July 28 at his home at Cromona.
A son of the late William Jennings ‘Bill’ and Dixie Lee Martin Sapp, he was the widower of Sadie Louise Sexton Sapp.
He was a brother of the late Frances Sapp Walker, Marshall Aldrich Sapp, Judge Edward Hull Sapp, Leftric Lee ‘Billy’ Sapp and Thomas Franklin Sapp.
He was machinist matesecond class in the U.S. Navy, where he served during the Korean War aboard the USS Pittsburgh, the USS Roanoke and the USS Iowa, and had successfully completed the examination for first class machinist mate– petty officer first class just before his discharge date.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pikeville, Tenn., and enjoyed farming and raising horses. He was especially proud of his racking mule, Alice.
Surviving are four daughters, Diane Wiseman of Cromona,
Ruth Burton and husband Gary of Pikeville, Tenn., Marianne Anderson and husband Keith of Jenkins, and Kimberly Allen and husband Danny of McRoberts; grandchildren, Melissa, Keith, Ashley, Michael, Dana, Nikki, Roxanna, Audrey, Brad, Gage, Chase, Alex, Brooke, Shae, Paige, Kayla, Emily, Bethany, Stacy and Jenna; three great-grandchildren, Jae-Leigh, Rayne and Bree; three sisters, Betty Jane Griffi n of Georgia, and Jeanelle Cunningham and Joann Turner, both of Pikeville; and nieces and nephews, Chris, Marsha, Breyer, Jaxon, Justin, Lesley, Bob, Genese, Brad and Jeffrey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday), Aug. 1, at Haymond Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.
Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg has charge of arrangements.