Vic Sapp’s death

Here’s the obituary on Vic Sapp that ran into today’s News and Record. You can also go to and type in obituary. I thought many of you would want to see this…..

Victor Alexander Sapp III
GREENSBORO — Victor Alexander Sapp, III, 46, died early Wednesday morning, December 12, 2007, at his home in Chapel Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at the Spears Family YMCA, 3216 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC 27410. Interment will follow at Westminster Gardens.

Vic attended St. Pius and graduated with the class of 1980 from Page High School. He also attended undergraduate school at UNC-G and ultimately received a Masters in Business Administration in 2002.

Vic was always known as a hard worker. He worked for Boar and Castle as a teenager, and worked for Best Products where he became manager at a young age. He then worked for Davidson’s on High Point Road, and when Davidson’s moved to Arizona in the late 1980’s, Vic began his own business. He became very successful in a number of areas. Most recently he obtained his securities trading license and worked as a broker in Chapel Hill.

Vic’s greatest passion was basketball. His basketball journey became in 1988 at the Guilford College YMCA. This basketball program was called the “The Allstars”. In the early 1990’s, Vic and Coach Johnson joined forces to create the Greensboro Gaters which has grown to what is now the North Carolina Gaters Program. It is one of the largest amateur basketball programs in the United States. The Gaters under Vic’s membership have won many national and state titles. Many current and former NBA and major college players got their start with the Gaters. Vic’s impact on the sport of basketball is worldwide.

Vic is survived by his mother, Mona R. Wright and father, Victor Alexander Sapp, Jr.; aunts, Dolly Knight of Greensboro and Edna Freeman of Greensboro; 11 cousins, Michael O’Neal of Greenville, S.C., Shawn O’Neal of Richmond, Va., Natasha O’Neal Gerber of Winston-Salem, Joe O’Neal of Winston-Salem, Ashley Knight of Charlotte, Kristie Welliver of Suffolk, Va., Jeffrey Knight of Greensboro, Holly D’Amato of Greensboro, Lisa Freeman of Greensboro, Dawn Tilley of Maxton and Mark Freeman of Oklahoma.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday evening, December 15, at Forbis & Dick North Elm Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The North Carolina Gaters, 3216-A Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC 27410, 336-547-9003.

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