Obituary: Phillip Sapp, Sr.

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BENTON – Phillip Sapp Sr. was born March 31, 1932, to the late Eph and Sarah Sapp. He was the youngest of eight siblings. He entered into his eternal rest on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

After graduating high school in Montgomery, Louisiana, Phillip joined the Air Force and retired after 21 years. He then became a Library of Congress Police Officer, where he served another 20 years at our nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. He was also a Mason.

Phillip was a loving and kind man who touched the lives of many. He was a loving father and devoted to his family, friends, and the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he was a senior usher. He had a passion for his children, cooking, and was an avid longtime fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers and the Dodgers. Ever the family man, he was behind making sure the Sapp/Nash family reunions were fun, well-attended and a success. He was also very active in his community and supported the Benton High football and basketball teams with his famous tailgate parties.

Phillip leaves to cherish his memory, four children; Kathy Sapp, Phillip Sapp Jr. and his wife Patricia, Tia Sapp, and Christie Watkins and her husband Michael; two sisters; Ruth Mae Williams, Ida Mae Prince; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Wake: Saturday, December 20, 2014, 6 pm until 8 pm

Good Samaritan Funeral Home, Shreveport, LA

Funeral Services: Monday, December 22, 2014

12 noon at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Benton, LA

Officiating will be Pastor Steve Anderson.

Interment will follow at the church cemetery.