Charles D. Apperson

December 3, 1932 - September 11, 2015

12/03/1932 - 09/11/2015

Past Services

Visitation
Friday September 18, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Baptist Church Suffolk
237 N Main St,
Suffolk, Va 23434
(757) 539-4152 | Directions
Service
Friday September 18, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Baptist Church Suffolk
237 N Main St,
Suffolk, Va 23434
(757) 539-4152 | Directions

Charles Donald Apperson, Sr., “Don,” of Suffolk, passed away following a lengthy illness on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the age of 82 years. He was born on December 3, 1932 to the late Charles and Janice (formerly Faulconer) Apperson in Washington D.C. Don was a pastor for 57 years and thoroughly enjoyed providing spiritual care to his parishioners.
Left to cherish Don’s memory are his wife Margaret Moss Apperson; children Juanita (son-in law Mark) Anonsen, Charles (daughter-in-law Sheila) Apperson, Jr., and Sharon Apperson; grandchildren Eric (Nicole) Anonsen, and Amanda (John) Hoehn; great-grandchild Katerina Anonsen, Alistar Hoehn, and Elora Hoehn; and numerous other family and friends.
Visitation for Don will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015, at First Baptist Church (237 N. Main St. Suffolk, VA) from 10 AM until time of Funeral Service at 11 AM. Graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Graham Cemetery (14191 Constitution Highway Orange, VA) at 2 PM (please meet us at the cemetery).
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Dan Best at Appalachian Bible College.
Special thanks to the staff of Heartland Hospice and Tracy Brown of Home Sweet Home Care Companion Care for all the care and concern shown to Don.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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Nancy Kicherer DVM
6 years ago

Well, besides being one of my best pet clients ever….ever…and he was a gem, he was probably the most genuine person I have ever met. I have to say even for my, shall we say, walled fortress of a heart for humans, Mr Apperson was a warrior for human and animal souls….lets see…he was one of my first clients, brought me my first Parvo virus dog at my new tiny clinic in Madison Va, was the only outpatient parvo patient- home care ever before or since, cause the little dog was so incredibly terrified that Mr. A would come to my clinic and wait with the dog , Penny?, in his arms while she got the IV fluids. He married me to my husband, with a dog Paige as my maid of honnor, and never minded that I had dogs for witnesses…he did bring Mrs Apperson along…I guess to make it legal….He and Mrs A never flinched when a dog fight broke out during a major lightning storm as we recited nuptials, and thunder and lightening cracked…it was a classic moment….they never blinked….
Besides all that, I loved him with all my heart and it makes me cry to know he is gone…I know he is missed. love you Mr Apperson….Nancy

Elvest Morris
6 years ago

The world has lost a solider for Christ. Your wisdom and strength will be sadly missed. It was an honor to be considered a friend. We that believe what you so kindly taught will see you soon!

Harriette&Dale
6 years ago

Our deepest condolences to the family’. Don has influenced each of our family members as our pastor our friend our confidante. God’s loving arms will lift you and carry you through. Our prayers are with each of you.

Susan Jenkins
6 years ago

Pastor Apperson served as Interim Pastor for our church a few years back. As one of the church Secretaries at that time, I was privileged to be able to get to know him on both a personal and a professional level. He was a true man of God on all levels. Heaven is a little sweeter with him there. Praying for his family.

pam wheeler williams
6 years ago

Pastor A was my childhood pastor until my early teens. So thankful to him and his whole family for thier ministry to our family. i’m sure i speak for all the Wheelers that we send our sympathy and love to his whole family. I’m sure mom (Connie) has already greeted him in heaven. 🙂

Cherie Smith
6 years ago

The world has lost a wonderful man who loved God and showed it in his life .the Angels are singing and opening the gates wide Don now is resting in the arms of God