October 9, 1945 – January 20, 2018
Mike Sapp, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. He was born in Fort Pierce, FL on October 9th, 1945 to Mary Ellen (Rosier) and Roscoe W. Sapp. He attended Dan McCarty High School in Fort Pierce.
Mike was a devoted Christian who was passionate about assisting others in need. As the retired Director of an Emergency Response Team for the Daytona Center of the Salvation Army, he traveled often to provide leadership, shelter, and supplies to the survivors of wildfires and hurricanes. He was also a retired Director of a Drug and Rehabilitation Team to the same Daytona Center. In this position, Mike played a critical role in assisting individuals who were combating addiction in key areas such as adhering to probation requirements, rebuilding social and life skills, and preparing for workforce re-entry. Lastly, Mike was an Ordained Minister who led sermons and provided spiritual guidance to those in the rehabilitation program.
Mike had a strong love for fishing, camping, and grilling around a campfire with friends and family. He was also an active cyclist often biking 30 miles per day in his earlier years. His fishing pole, camo hat, and walking stick were never far out of reach. However, Mike’s pride and joy was his all black German Shepherd, Oynx. These two never left each other’s side, so much that Onyx passed away just four months before Mike.
Mike is survived by his partner of 9 years Debbie Bergandi, daughters Shana Sapp and Christina Arapolu, granddaughter Ella Sol Arapalu, his sister Diane Soethe, and nephew John Sapp Jr. He is predeceased by his brother, John Sapp. Mike was also an official member of The White House Boys. He is survived and predeceased by many men who he considered “brothers” in this organization.
Mike’s strong demeanor, sense of humor, and dedication to the Lord will be missed by so many. A “Celebration of Life” ceremony will be held during the 2018 White House Boys Reunion. Please see below for more details.
“Go rest high on that mountain. Son, your work on earth is done;
Go to heaven a-shoutin’, love for the Father and the Son.”