Gerald “Jerry” L. Sapp, age 74 of Hawthorne, FL passed away in Gainesville, FL on Friday November 25, 2016. Jerry was born in Plant City, FL on June 30, 1942 to James and Florence Outlaw Sapp. He served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was a coach and mentor to his son’s Go Cart racing and Eric’s stock car racing. Loved to watch NASCAR races and college football games. Mr. Sapp worked for the Merita Bread Company. Jerry was preceded in death by his granddaughter Makayla Sapp and his son Jason Garrison. He is survived by his loving wife Teresa Sapp, sons Eric (Marina) Sapp and Matthew (Deborah) Sapp, daughter Carrie (Steve) Edwards, grandchildren Shelby Minnix, Dylan Sapp, Alyssa Sapp, Hallie Colding, Hannah Sapp, Logan Sapp, Elizabeth Edwards, Madeline Horton, and a great grandson Breighton Lansing, brothers Jimmy Sapp of Alachua, Larry Sapp and Terry Sapp both of Tampa. A Celebration Of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Ochwilla Baptist Church 296 North Highway 21 Hawthorne, FL. Contributions may be made to Ochwilla Baptist Church P O Box 787 Hawthorne, FL 32640, Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606, or to lung cancer research, or Palliative Care Foundation VA Medical Center 1601 SW Archer Road Gainesville, FL 32608-1196.