Lawrence R. Sapp

January 17, 1928 ‒ August 06, 2020

Howard, Ohio

Lawrence R. Sapp, age 92, of Howard, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 6, 2020.  He was born on the family farm on January 17, 1928 in Howard, Ohio the son of Calvin and May (Shipley) Sapp.  Larry served in the United States Army during World War II.  He retired in 1995 after 50 years of employment as a Field Engineer with Cooper Industries.

Larry was a member of the Howard Church of Christ, Mount Zion Lodge #9 F&AM, and Kamram Grotto.  Larry was a farmer at heart and enjoyed nothing more than spending a good hard-working day around the farm he was born on.  He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his children; Lonnie (Teresa) Sapp of Parma and Allison (Seth) Lindemann of Milford; two grandchildren, Lucas and Harper Lindemann.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Gleeson) Sapp in 2017, four brothers, Robert Sapp, Donald Sapp, Thomas Sapp and Clinton Sapp.

Friends may call on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will begin at 12 p.m.  Pastor Ben McKinstry will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Howard.

Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to the Howard Church of Christ.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lawrence R. Sapp.

  • Larry was a wonderful kind man and Mary was sweet as pie! I have many memories with this beautiful couple at the Howard Church of Christ🙏😘

  • Dear Lonnie/Teresa, Allison/Seth, Lucas and Harper,

    While Uncle Larry was actually Cheri’s uncle, like his wife, he was such a great one that I claimed him, too. I have so many great memories of him … he let me drive that giant, Terex dozer … his “collection” of dozers and other farm machinery … dozens of Christmases and Thanksgiving meals … meeting him at China Buffet for Sunday lunch or the occasional evening meal … his love for tinkering with anything mechanical … his faithfulness to and love for his family. Truly, Larry was one of a kind.

    Please know that we are upholding your family in earnest prayer. We are thankful to know that because of his acceptance of Christ as his Savior, he has an eternal home in heaven … with his Savior … and with Mary. Yes, we will sorely miss him here on earth, but we can rejoice that he is in God’s presence this very moment. What a blessed comfort that is.

    If there is anything that we can do for you all, please let us know. We love you all very, very much.

    Steve, Daniel and Matthew

  • So sad to read about the loss of another member of the “Cooper Family.” I am sure that Mary was there in Heaven to meet Larry, and they are once again together. Sending our deepest sympathy to Larry’s family and friends. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Allison, Pastor Seth ,Lucas and Harper Lindeman, we in the Callery,Jr family ❤️ understand the loss of a beloved family member. Although we did not know Larry Sapp personally, we know and love his daughter Allison, known to us at Nortern Hills United Methodist Church, as our First Lady. Allison, your kindness and warm personality had to come from great loving parents. Blessings 🙏 to you and your family. Bill

  • Larry and Mary are together again….thinking of you and your families…Lonnie and Allison…it was great seeing both of you….we have so many wonderful memories with our group at Howsrd and our trips together !!! You are both great kids and Allison….you are as sweet as your Mom…we will miss seeing your Dad go by each day !!!! Love and prayers from Judy & Ron

  • Dear Allison and Lonnie,
    Peter and I were very shocked and saddened to learn of Larry’s sudden passing. We played Euchre with Larry and Mary for more than 25 years and they were both such a pleasure to be with. Larry was quiet and thoughtful but always up for a good time and a few laughs. Your parents were both so proud of you and spoke of you both and the grandchildren often and with much love. They were great friends as well as great parents. We missed Mary and now we will miss Larry as well. May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.

  • Allison and family, we’re very saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathies and prayers for strength in this trying time. Love and prayers.
    Fred Jones