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Samuel Rick Rappa

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Samuel Rick Rappa 69, of Acworth GA died Sunday February 14th, 2021.Sam was born on January 10th, 1952 in Chicago, Il. He was a retired salesman and a Vietnam War Veteran that served in the Navy. Sam was a Paralympian and medaled in Archery, Billiards, Downhill Skiing and Weightlifting. He was a successful professional poker player. A skillful card shark. He was an avid Fisherman. Sam was bold, charismatic, compassionate, a flirt, funny, loving and an excellent listener and friend. Sam was fiercely loyal to his family and loved being with them. He never met a stranger, everyone he met was an immediate friend or family. He loved life and all it had to offer. He will be missed greatly. Samuel is survived by his best friend and companion, his wife Diana of 23 years of Acworth GA. Daughter Samantha Layton (Michael), grandsons Noah & Levi. (KY)Son Samuel A. Rappa (Melanie Snow). (FL). Daughter Melanie Pratt (Stephen), grandsons Layne, Zander & Oliver & granddaughter Emerson. (MI)Daughter Celeste Dorsett & Son Shaun Dorsett & grandson Jesse. He is also survived by multiple Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, in and around the Chicago and Iowa area. Samuel was preceded in death by his Father Frank Rappa and Mother Catherine Tiano. A celebration of his fabulous life will be held on July 4th 2021, his favorite holiday.

4 Comments To "Samuel Rick Rappa"

Wally On Feb 20 2021 at 1pm
You were my older Brother. The times of long ago We’re short but will NEVER be forgotten! I Love you! May you walk in the Light of the lord. Wally Rappa Reply to this comment
Celeste Dorsett On Feb 19 2021 at 1pm
We will never forget your love for life or our family. You will live on in all of us. Thank you for all the wonderful years of fun filled adventures and quality time we spent together. We love you and miss you terribly! We will take care of Momma, as we promised. Reply to this comment
RODNEY HAYMORE On Feb 19 2021 at 1pm
Linda and I were sadden to hear of your passing, Sam. In the short time we knew you, we found in you a good friend and neighbor. We will never forget that voice of yours. You will be missed. Diane, grieving is a natural part of our sojourn here on earth. We grieve with you. Be aware that we are here if you ever need anything. Rodney & Linda Haymore Reply to this comment
Diana On Feb 18 2021 at 7pm
Lord I Love you so much. Reply to this comment
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