Justin James Lapp

Born in Syracuse, NY on August 25, 1984

Departed on December 28, 2018 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Justin J. Lapp, 34, passed away unexpectedly at his home. Born in Syracuse, NY, August 25, 1984, Justin was the son of James E. Lapp and Susan E. (Traylour) Lapp. He was educated in Georgia where he graduated from Sandy Creek High School. He later took courses at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Justin’s love of aviation started at a very early age. As a child he loved flying radio controlled planes with his dad. He had recently been working towards obtaining his pilots license. Justin also loved to take things apart and then put them back together as a child. This was an early sign of his direction in life which saw him become an aviation mechanic. Justin served five years in the US Navy where he received much of his training in aviation mechanics. During his time in the service he split his duty stations between Corpus Christie, TX and Bahrain. Following his service he continued to work in the field with a military contractor and also continues to work in many places across the globe during those years. He had settled in Goodlettsville after deciding that Middle Tennessee was the ideal spot for him to establish a more permanent home for himself. He was currently employed by JetRight. Among Justin’s other interests were motorcycles and music. His musical interest was more than just a “hobby”. Justin was an accomplished guitarist and singer. Justin also was known to be an extremely hard worker and he loved to help others in any way he could. Justin is survived by his parents, James and Susan Lapp; his sister, Sarah Julia Lapp; uncle, Daniel (Patricia) Lapp; aunts, Diane Crabtree and Mary Ann David; god-parents, Calvin and Darla Mudgett as well as numerous cousins and many friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2018 from 2 – 6 pm at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, 127 N. Main St., Goodlettsville with a life celebration service to follow at 6 pm Wednesday evening. Burial with military honors will be held Thursday at 9 am at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

22 Comments to Justin James Lapp

  1. Bill and Sue Brown
    January 5, 2019 7:28 pm

    With deepest sympathy!

  2. Jason Jones
    January 6, 2019 2:57 am

    Words will never describe the loss I feel. Deepest respect and Love brother.

  3. Thomas J. Shook
    January 6, 2019 8:37 am

    My deepest condolences to Justin’s family. Time and space separated our circle of high-school friends, but never eroded our connections. Farewell. I hope we all meet again.

  4. Mary Colosi
    January 6, 2019 10:42 am

    To the family and Dan and Patty and family, our deepest sympathy. Fausto and Mary Colosi.God bless everyone.

  5. Constantina Meis
    January 6, 2019 1:19 pm

    Sending my love and prayers to the family during this difficult time. May his memories live on. My condolences. YHWH bless the family.

  6. Amber Bradley
    January 6, 2019 2:14 pm

    My deepest condolences to Justin’s family.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I was fortunate to call Justin a friend spanning back to our Sandy Creek days and so thankful to have reconnected a few years ago. He was a beautiful, gentle person with the most precious giggle and he will be terribly missed.
    Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

  7. Leo O'Donnell
    January 7, 2019 11:11 am

    My sympathy to Jim and Susan. So Sad to loose him, and especially at such a young age. I remember him playing the guitar and singing at the family reunion. He was VERY GOOD. VERY SORRY.

    • Adrienne and Wes Carr
      January 7, 2019 5:32 pm

      Our sincere condolences, Jim, Susan, and family. We remember seeing him play and sing at the family reunion, too. We enjoyed it very much — and we’re very sorry for your loss.

  8. Quentin Primm
    January 7, 2019 7:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss thoughts are with you and your family in time of need

  9. Erin Nichols Rahrig
    January 7, 2019 9:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a kind young man. He had been that way since I met him in high school.

  10. Patty, Dan, Cheryl, and Brandon Lapp
    January 8, 2019 7:01 am

    Rest in peace nephew and cousin.

  11. Ronnie and Karen Cantrell and Amanda Cruse
    January 8, 2019 3:21 pm

    Jim and Susan,

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  12. Matlock family
    January 8, 2019 5:42 pm

    Our family is so sorry for the loss of your dear Justin. Our loving Creator wants to comfort you with his promise that he makes through his son, Jesus, who states, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”, and, “For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to.” (John 5:28,29,21) May this promise of life again bring you comfort and hope.

  13. Wild Bill Thomas
    January 9, 2019 12:03 am

    Smooth skies,tailwinds .
    Your watch is over,
    See you on the line,later in time.

  14. Rick
    January 9, 2019 7:11 am

    RIP my brother. Look down ion all of fellow mech and fly high. Smooth sailing

  15. Connie LoParco
    January 9, 2019 10:12 am

    Jim and Susan, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Johnna Ford
    January 9, 2019 11:02 pm

    Rest in peace sweet boy. We will miss you so much. Love you always. See you when Jesus comes💞

  17. Daryl Mackey
    January 12, 2019 7:58 pm

    I was lucky enough to meet Justin 20 years ago. He was like family to me. I will miss him dearly. Anyone that knew him knows what a special person he truly was. You will always be missed Justin.

  18. Lawrence Carr
    January 13, 2019 7:18 pm

    Jim and Susan and family,

    We send our thoughts and prayers and deepest sorrow. A parents’ worst nightmare. Hold your memories close.

    Larry and Pat Carr

  19. Ann Wolfson
    January 15, 2019 7:28 pm

    Sue, Jim, and Sara,
    Thinking of you! Justin was a great human! I enjoyed talking with him. Love and hugs to you. Ann

  20. Tracy Vann
    January 18, 2019 9:39 am

    We love u lapp, u were a true imsperation at CCAD. I wish i could sit and laugh with u, sing lisa loeb Stay, watch u play your guitar. … I miss u like crazy and i pray that all your pain and suffering is now gone. My deepest condolences to your family. He left foot prints on my heart and i will never forget him.
    RIP Lapster fly high!!

  21. Kim, Josh, Ben and Zach Bick
    April 30, 2021 7:51 pm

    James, Susan and family,
    Our deepest condolences for your loss. You may not remember us, but we were your neighbors in Yates Crossing. My son Josh Bick went to school with Justin. Justin was always a kind, and polite young man. He is actually the one who inspired Josh to get a bird. (RIP Spike). I was wondering about your family and stumbled across this sad news. Again, our prayers are with you for the loss of such a nice young man.

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