Harold “Butch” Lloyd Sapp Jr. 75, longtime resident of Newberry, Florida, passed away on July 7, 2022, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born to parents Harold Lloyd Sapp and Diana Bass Sapp, on March 5, 1947 in Lakeland, Florida. Part of a proud military family, Butch lived with his parents and sister Penny in Japan and the Philippines over the years graduating from high school at Clark Air Force Base in 1965.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps after graduation and served three years with distinction as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam as a combat engineer. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest. Butch settled in Newberry Florida where he worked in Law enforcement as a Sherriff and assisted with the DEA. He then worked at the University of Florida Veterinary School in Gainesville conducting Glaucoma research and helping to paten surgical techniques until his retirement.
He had a passion and true talent for training and riding horses and was known for helping others train and work with their animals.
Butch will be truly missed by his surviving family, Daughter Andrea &(Jason) Goff of Hobbs, New Mexico, Sister Angela “Penny” Salisbury & Beckie Lewis, of Newberry Florida, Nieces, Staci Salisbury & (Rachel) Blankenship and Kylah & (Chase) Herring of Trenton Florida. He was a proud papa to two granddaughters Peyton & Adyson.
The family invites all Butch’s friends to celebrate his life with them. Services will be held this Saturday July 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Milam Funeral Home 22405 W. Newberry Rd.