Gerald Sappington - 1963
(January 30, 1945 - September 7, 2002)

Pictures from Gerald's mother
Charley's picture of Gerald's kids

Published Monday, September 9, 2002

Gerald E. Sappington, 57, of Lynnwood, Wash., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Northwest Hospital in Seattle.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Northwest Christian Chapel in Seattle.

Mr. Sappington was born Jan. 30, 1945, to Robert Earl Sappington and Frances E. Snell Sappington of Centralia.

He married Martha Shelton on Dec. 24, 1965, in Union, and she survives.

He was a member of the Northwest Christian Church of Seattle. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ozark Christian College in Springfield. He was a faculty member of Puget Sound Bible College in Seattle at the time of his death.

Other survivors include his mother, Frances Sappington of Columbia; a daughter, Adina Peck of St. Paul, Minn.; a son, Brian Sappington of Lynnwood, Wash.; and a grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials are suggested to cancer research.

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I got the recent picture above of Gerald and these two pictures below from his mother, Frances.  Mrs. Sappington is in the Columbia Manor with my mother-in-law, Irene Janes.  Frances and Irene sit together for all of their meals and my wife, Karen takes Frances our Tribune every day.  Frances wanted to share these pictures with us.  She is very proud of Gerry's family and him.  He is still Gerald to me and his mom, but he was known as Gerry to his family and friends.  The pictures were taken in late 2003 and were on her 2004 calendar in her room at Columbia Manor.

Daughter (Adina) - mother (Frances) - wife (Martha) & Grands
The granddaughter in the middle was born shortly after Gerald's death.

Son (Brian)

Gerald's son, Brian and his daughter, Adina - May 18, 2009 at Gerald's mother visitation

Charley found this in Columbia in the mid 70s, but didn't realize Gerald was in Columbia

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