~~Philip (Ed) Kappesser IV passed away from ALS on September 30, 2017. He was the husband of Connie Kappesser. They shared 37 years of marriage together. Philip was born in Auburn, New York. He was the son of Philip Kappesser III and Pauline Kappesser. He worked at IBM for 35 years as a computer technician and technical writer. He enjoyed boating, motorcycles, target shooting, and reading. He especially enjoyed walking (even in his wheelchair) with his wife and dog. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and sense of humor. Philip always had a funny story or an encouraging word for those around him. He is survived by his wife, Connie Kappesser; his children, Deb Stephenson, Philip Kappesser V, and Lauri Kappesser; his brother, Gary Kappesser; his 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; cousins, sisters in law; and his beloved dog and buddy, JD. Philip’s celebration of life service will be held on October 28, 2017 at Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home, located at 320 Grandview Street, Church Hill, TN 37642. The visitation will be held from 1 – 3 PM, with the service and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association Tennessee Chapter.