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.