He was born in Carthage, the son of the late Henry Lee and Martha Frances Thomas Apple Jr. He moved to the area 10 years ago from Cleveland.
He was a loving husband and father and loved his family dearly. He was a member of Community Bible Church in Beaufort, S.C. He loved working in construction estimating and loved golf as a sport.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bobbie) Young Apple; son and daughter-in-law, Erik and Jennifer Apple of Ringgold, Ga.; daughter, Dana Williams of Dalton, Ga.; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law Jr. and Lesia Barton of Ringgold; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Bettie White and Mildred Patterson; one brother, Frank Apple, all of Ringgold; and several nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be held today, March 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon at Community Bible Church in Beaufort, S.C.
A service will be held Friday, March 22, 2013, with visitation at 11 a.m. and service at noon at Temple Baptist Church in Dalton, Ga., with interment at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Ringgold, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Medical University of South Carolina Lung Transplant Program.
The Island Funeral Home and Crematory, Hilton Head Island S.C. is in charge of arrangements.
Please visit www.theislandfuneralhome.com.