Carl Sappington Obituary (1934 – 2022) – Sullivan, MO

Carl Duane Sappington passed away at Missouri Baptist Hospital ^ Sullivan on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at

the age of 88.

Carl was born in Crawford County on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1934 to James ^JB^and Bernice (Gallinger) Sappington. Carl was a lifelong resident of Stanton and graduated from Sullivan High School, class of 1951. Carl joined the United States Army in January 1952 and proudly served our country.

He married the love of his life, Mary Louise McNamee, on July 4, 1959 in Pacific. To this union three children were born: Myrna, Carl Jr. and Timothy.

Carl was a proud 70-year member of Operating Engineers Local 513. Throughout his career, he worked

on numerous highway, bridge and airport projects. He was an avid farmer and enjoyed planting crops,

gardening and working in the hay field with his family. Carl was mechanically inclined and could fix most

anything. He loved animals and always had a trusty dog ​​by his side. Carl very much enjoyed talking to family and friends, and anyone who joined in a conversation with him knew that a good story was sure to come.

Carl is survived by his wife of 62 years, Louise Sappington, Sullivan; his three children, Myrna Sappington Parker, Spring Bluff, Carl Sappington Jr. and wife Karen, Sullivan, Timothy Sappington and wife Christina, Stanton; seven grandchildren: Kelsy Parker Solomon and husband Mike, Vancouver, Washington state, Ronald Parker II and wife Crista, Sullivan, Rachel Saltzman and husband Chris, Spring Bluff, Jacob Sappington and wife Charlotte, Sullivan, James Sappington and wife Bria of Japan, Missouri , Timothy Sappington Jr. and wife Amanda, Stanton, Jessica Nigh, Stanton; fifteen great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, JB Sappington; his mother, Bernice Sappington; one brother,

James Sappington; one sister, Letha McCleary; and one grandson, Joseph Parker.

Funeral services were planned for 10 on Thursday, May 26 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Pastor Josh Wright officiating. Services were to end in cremation.

Visitation was scheduled for 5-8 pm, Wednesday, May 25, at the Eaton Funeral Home and from 9-10 am Thursday, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carl’s memory may be made to HALO, the American Cancer

Society, or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be shared with Carl’s family at

All arrangements are under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan.

Published by The Missourian on May 28, 2022.