David Lee Kapp
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David Lee Kapp
  • January 7, 1946 - January 9, 2018
  • Colleyville, Texas

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David Lee Kapp Obituary David Lee Kapp, of Colleyville, TX, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018, surrounded by loved ones, after a long, courageous battle with ALS. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew and loved him. David is survived by his wife, Beverly Kapp, Colleyville, TX; brother, James Kapp (Nancy), Shawnee Mission, KS; daughters, Katie McElhinney (Mike), Overland Park, KS, and Leslie Groff (Greg), Keller, TX; sons, Justin Kapp, Philadelphia, PA, and Ryan Kapp (Mary Beth), Chicago, IL; and grandchildren, Madeline, Christian, Julia, Braeson, Riley, and Colette. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Hilma Kapp, St. Joseph, MO, and brother, Bobby Kapp, Mesa, AZ. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, January 13th, at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Colleyville, TX. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Condolences may be left at www.bluebonnethills.com. David was born on January 7, 1946, in St. Joseph, MO, to Dr. James and Hilma Kapp. He was a National Honor Society member at Central High School in St. Jo, where he lettered in football, basketball, and track, and formed many lifelong friendships. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1968, and went on to The Ohio State University where he earned his MBA. As an instructor pilot in the Air Force, David trained 100 new pilots. He served one tour in Vietnam and later flew many humanitarian missions to Africa during severe droughts of the mid-1970s. Upon leaving the Air Force, he began his business career, spending twelve years in various marketing positions at the J I Case Company. Dave loved time with his family, playing golf, cheering for Buckeye football, and traveling the world. He had a special place in his heart for Crystal Lake, Michigan, where he spent many happy days in his youth and then later as a dad with his kids. He had a great zest for life, loved people of all walks of life, and loved to laugh and make others laugh. He always was ready for a party! We will miss him. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association or The Paralyzed Veterans of America. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bluebonnethills.com . If you wish to send floral condolences in honor of David Kapp, you may call Dr. Delphinium Designs and Events, 214-525-1284.