In Memory

Henry C. Sappington

Henry C. Sappington

I received an email today from RJR62 Classmate, Jim Middleton that our clasmate, Henry Sappington, has passed away.  Below is Henry's obituary.  We extend our deepest condolences to Henry's family and loved ones and pray that he rest in peace. 


Henry Charles Sappington Jr. obituary, Winston-Salem, NC


Salem Funerals & Cremations - Reynolda Rd.

2951 Reynolda Rd.

Winston Salem, NC



Celebration Of Life

Mar. 16, 2023

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Salem Funeral and Cremation Services - Reynolda Rd.



Sappington Jr., Henry Charles

August 2, 1944 - March 3, 2023

Henry Charles Sappington Jr., age 78 of Winston Salem, passed away Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Charles was born August 2, 1944, in West Point, Georgia to the late Henry Charles Sr. and Christine Harris Sappington.

He was a distinguished gentleman, scholar, avid golfer, and a cutting-edge tech lover.

Charles was a Veteran of the US Army where he was a trauma psychologist for soldiers returning home from the Vietnam War. After his service for our country he went on to become co-owner and president at Digital Publishing, Inc. In later years he worked as a publisher for several magazines as well as contributing editor of the local Mensa newsletter.

Charles was also a talented photographer and could always be counted on to provide professional digital services for any family event. He obtained a FAA license as a drone operator. He was very proud to be a lifelong member of Mensa.

He is survived by his wife Judy Felts- Sappington of the home, one brother, Robert Lovick Sappington and wife Sandie of Winston-Salem as well as many loving family members and friends.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Salem Funeral Home on Reynolda Road. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at

Salem Funeral & Cremation Service

2951 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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03/14/23 01:01 PM #1    

Pam Bain (Davis)




After reading his obituary, I am happy to say that Henry lived a fruitful and rewarding life, achieving the "best" in all of his lifetime endeavors... I confess that I cannot remember Henry that well but read his saying under his senior picture and felt all was accomplished, good job, Henry. My condolences go out to his loving family and friends. We both were born on the same day , were Leo's , and  were celebrating on the same day for 78 years! That is a nice bond to have... Pam Bain Davis



03/14/23 03:29 PM #2    

Don Lineback

I remember Charlie Sappington well. At Old Town, he was a favorite of his homeroom teacher (6th grade?), who would send him to the lunchroom for coffee in the afternoon.  Charlie didn't like the teacher nor running this errand, so he started mixing a little red dirt into the coffee.  After several days the teacher said, 'This coffee is awful.  Tastes like dirt!' and Charlie was relieved of his errands.

Charlie was a techie before it became hi-tech.  I always had great admiration for his intellect.

RIP, Charlie.

03/15/23 12:42 PM #3    

Jewell Hill (Cook)

Like you, Don, I remember Charlie from our "Old Town" days. We were not close but had classes together and I always liked him. Sounds like he had a full and happy life which I was so glad to hear.. it was nice to enter RJR with old friends and classmates from OT. We all had a unique connection. Prayers for Charlie's family

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