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Oscar Franklin Sappenfield

November 2, 1925 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Oscar Franklin Sappenfield, age 96, of Crouse, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at Summit Place in Kings Mountain.  He was born November 2, 1925 in Gaston County to the late Oscar Lorenzo and Pearl Barrier Sappenfield.  Oscar was a WWII Veteran of the United States Army AirCorps where he served as a mechanic.  After the military, he attended Mars Hill College, and received his degree in auto mechanics from Nashville Auto Diesel Trade School in 1948. He was a devoted member of Crouse United Methodist Church.  Mr. Sappenfield was an agent with Western & Southern Insurance Company.  He also owned and operated Merry Oaks Antiques for 25 years along with his wife, Kathryn.  Oscar served as the first Chief of Crouse Volunteer Fire Department. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Kathryn Eliza Beam Sappenfield; sisters, Edith Hickey and Catherine McArthur; and nieces, Julee Wolfe and Susan Rhodes.

Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Jodi Adams, Carol McMahan (Danny), Lisa Hovis (Roger), Laura Lowery, Robert Rhodes (Shaye), and Cathy Rhodes Katz (Mark); 14 great nieces and nephews; and 23 great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Crouse United Methodist Church with Rev. Troy Howard officiating.  Burial will follow at Hollybrook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday, from 2:00 to 2:45 PM prior to the service at the church. 

Memorials may be made to Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd., Crouse, NC 28033.

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September 22, 2022

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Crouse United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
September 22, 2022

3:00 PM
Crouse United Methodist Church


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