The last sapp brother has passed away.

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by bzinger, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Lee Sapp passed away a few weeks ago and Bill passed away on April 4th .
    RIP.
     
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  2. navypoppop

    navypoppop Light Load Member

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    They sure don't make them like that anymore. My condolences to their family. They sure knew how to operate a first class truck stop.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

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    Agreed. First Class.
     
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  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I hate to hear it, those guys knew what truckers needed back in the day.
     
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  5. stacks

    stacks Heavy Load Member

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    Visited 2 of there truckstops Omaha Nebraska and Denver colorado
     
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  6. buddyd157

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    i can't say i have stopped at more than 2 Sapp Bros in all my time on the road.

    RIP.

    now let's hope that whoever took over, doesn't run the company into the ground.
     
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Hard to say on that one but Bill and Lee were very old and I heard a few years ago Bill had alzheimers so they probably haven't been to involved in the biz for a while .
    There may be hope tho as Lee's children still live in Ashland Nebraska and the whole family is very religious to the point of refusing to sell alcohol .
     
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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    well i'd like to hold out some hope.

    but let's look back at Sam Walton...

    and how things are done these days.

    only a matter of time, sapp bros gets bought out...money talks......
     
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  9. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I agree buddy .
     
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  10. navypoppop

    navypoppop Light Load Member

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    Oh please don't let Pilot/Flying J buy them! Oh hell no! It will be just like losing Spacewat Truck Stop in Meridan, Ms. It is now a Mr. Fuel, a subsidary of Pilot. There goes another good truck stop with a sit down restaurant. SAPP Bros. need to be kept as they are.
     
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