Mr. James Alexander Sappenfield, III, 66, of Bermuda Run and formerly of Troutman, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his home. Born March 4, 1953 in Concord, he grew up in Forest City. He attended Staunton Military Academy in Virginia and graduated from Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta where he was president of his class. He worked in the funeral service business for 45 years and owned Troutman Funeral Home for 30 of those years. He was a tender-hearted man who genuinely enjoyed serving people and helping them through some of life’s most difficult times. Jim very much enjoyed going to the beach, hunting, fishing, collecting coins and antiques and listening to all genres of music daily. He loved his family dearly although being a funeral director limited his time he could spend with them. Jim is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan; their beloved son James “Jimmy” Alexander Sappenfield, IV and lovely wife, Rachel; his wonderful parents, Evelyn and Jim; two younger brothers, Jeff and wife, Patti and Craig and wife, Barbara; and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Hayworth Miller Kinderton Chapel in Advance. A memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church in Kannapolis with Rev. John Futterer officiating. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis where he wanted to be placed in a niche in the lovely Heron Fountain Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorials to be made to Young Life of Iredell County, 828 Wesley Drive, Statesville, NC 28677 or to a charity of one’s choice. Hayworth Miller Kinderton Chapel is serving the family of Jim Sappenfield.