Early Tuesday morning July 26, 2022, 67 year old Kenneth Lee Sapp slipped peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ken was born to Kenneth and Charlene (Martin) Sapp at Castle’s AF Base in Merced, California on December 23, 1954. The following year he would welcome his best friend and sister Merry Suzanne and together they would experience everything an Air Force family might expect. Their childhood and education in various locales would lend them to be outgoing, never meeting a stranger and always curious. He loved the snows of Maine, the sands of Waikiki, the Jersey shore and teenage years in Virginia. But when retirement came for his father, Missouri called them home. Ken graduated from Ashland high school in 1973 and shortly there after began working for the United States Postal Service.
Ken’s curiosity and never ending thirst for knowledge led him to accumulate numerous degrees in the fields of education, theology, sociology and psychology. Ken’s Wanderlust overwhelmed him and in 1981 his search of new experiences led him to the Ozark Mountains to discover what would be his proudest accomplishments. He met and married his beautiful Deborah Savage, an elementary teacher who would teach him the greatest lessons of life, love and life everlasting.
Together they share Three daughters: Sharin Joy (Brian) Vance of Springdale, AR; Hannah (Andrew) Scott, Dallas, TX; Charnan (Scott) Phelps, Cherokee Village, AR; Four sons: Kenneth “Calvin” (Beth)Sapp II, Fayetteville, AR; John Harvey (Heather) Sapp II, Prairieville, LA; Noah Sapp, Conway, AR; Simeon (Naomi) Sapp, Hardy, AR. and eight grandchildren: Marcus, Zane, Zoey, Julian, Eve, Hayes, Remington, and Shiloh.
In addition to his beloved wife, children and grandchildren, Ken is survived by his parents Kenneth and Charlene Sapp of Ashland MO and one sister Merry (Greg) Turner of Ashland, MO.
Ken’s diagnosis of cancer was made only weeks ago proving to be painful and aggressive, yet Ken’s faith led him to continue to minister to many and devote himself to the service of his Lord Jesus Christ. Devoted still to serving others he has chosen to gift his body to science.
At his request and prior to his passing, Ken enjoyed a family gathering and celebration of his life.