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Robert Sapp

January 7, 1924 — January 19, 2021

Robert Victor Sapp of Sun City, Arizona passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the age of 97. Bob died peacefully with his beloved wife Sharon and members of their family by his side. Bob was born in Clayton, Delaware on January 7, 1924, to James E. Sapp Sr. and Mildred Chambers Sapp. Bob was the youngest of two sons and he was 14 when his mother passed away. He lived and grew up in the back of his family’s small general store, which he also worked at. Bob joined the Navy in 1943 during World War II and was stationed at Enewetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands until the end of the war. Prior to his navy service, Bob worked in Long Beach, California then returned to Buckeye working at various odd jobs but eventually working for Arizona Public Service Company from which he retired in 1989. While living in Buckeye he met, and married Sharon Faye Balmes in 1962. During his lifetime Bob was active in the American Legion, IBEW local 387, National Rifle Association and the Roadrunners’ Prospectors Club. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James E. Sapp Jr. and a son, Bart W. Sapp. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon; children- Shawn Heaton, Roy Sapp and Stan Sapp. Bob was mostly known as Grandad to his 15 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren, who all loved him very much. A visitation for Bob is planned for Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 4 pm to 6 pm. The visitation will be at the Menke Funeral Home on 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ.85351. The funeral is at 11 am, Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, 23100 W. Broadway Rd., Buckeye, AZ. The family requests donations be made to Banner Health Hospice in lieu of flowers.
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