Don Apperson

Mar 11, 2014

In Loving Memory

CLYDE — Donald Ray Apperson, 73, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his residence.

A native of Shattuck, Oklahoma, and resident of Haywood County for the past 24 years, he was a son of the late Morris Leland and Margaret Jessie Sizelove Apperson. Don had also lived in Fort Myers, Florida, and was an auto upholstery instructor for Haywood Community College. Don collected, worked on and upholstered street rod cars, they were his passion.

He is survived by wife, Lois Apperson; one daughter, Debbie R. Apperson and her partner, Linda Veltheim, of Clyde; one son, Darren R. Apperson and his wife, Tina, of Commerce, Georgia; one step-son, Wayne Topolyn of Fort Myers, Florida; three sisters, Linda Ashley of Kansas City, Kansas, his twin, Donna Frederick of Clyde, and Anise Watson of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Jesse Apperson of Crestview, Florida; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

No services are planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC  28813 or to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building One, Asheville, NC  28801.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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