Downtown businessman Tommy Sappington dies suddenly

August 8th, 2021     General News

Second-generation downtown business owner and community leader Roy Thomas “Tommy” Sappington, 66, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday afternoon.

Medical Examiner-Investigator Pam Boman confirmed that Sappington and his wife, Martha Carolyn, had just closed their store, T. Sappington and Co., about 5 p.m. Their vehicle had just pulled out of a parking space and stopped at the Tanglefoot Trail intersection on Bankhead Street when Sappington apparently collapsed and died.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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