Richard Luther Appling

September 11, 1952

June 11, 2014

NORTHPORT | Richard (Rick) L. Appling, age 61, of Northport, died June 11, 2014, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Sunset Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Williamson Cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Appling; mother, Margie Appling Daniels; and brothers, H. B. Appling and Jerry Appling. Survivors include his wife, Carol Montgomery Appling; daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Appling; son, Richard Montgomery Appling; and sister, Mary Yessick (Eddie). Richard was retired from the Alabama National Guard 31st Support Battalion with 26 years of service. Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers are former and retired Guard Members of 31st Support Battalion, Tuesday night Jalapeņo's Group, TCHS Class of 1970, nurses and staff of DCH CSICU, employees of Tuscaloosa Acoustical Systems and JLS Sales, Reggie Lancaster and Jerry Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one's favorite charity or charity benefiting Armed Forces.

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