There are many unsung heroes in our water ski community. Without them our sport wouldn’t be what it is today.
Bill Sapp, a founding member of both Timberlake and also of Garlands Millpond before Timberlake, passed away on April 30th. Bill had been battling Parkinson’s and was pretty much bed bound from that. Recently he developed Covid-19. Our prayers go out to Bill and his family. Bill had 3 children, now adults. Erin, his eldest daughter, Gayle his middle daughter,and Brett, his youngest, all skied at Timberlake. Brett did quite a bit of fishing there as well. Janet Marks is Bill‘s sister and she has been by his side since Parkinson’s took over his life.
If Bill had not been with us to help plan, guide and especially execute his leadership role in Timberlake’s physical development, there simply would not be a Timberlake.(Roger Hammel)
When you look around Timberlake you see Bill’s lagacy. The workmanship in the Timberlake boat house is in great part due to his precision and hard work.
Billy was a pleasant guy and was that way to all. I never
heard him say anything ugly or disparaging, he was a true gentleman, and
he always shared a great smile. Billy contributed a lot to Timberlake
as an accomplished builder and hard worker.(Al Harris)