AMerican Veteran 11

Ralph Tapley

December 24, 1936 ~ November 24, 2021 (age 84)


Ralph Tapley, 84, of Byron, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Ralph was a proud Navy Veteran and retired from Robins Air Force Base after twenty-six years of service. He was a good man and loved his family. He took great pride in his grandchildren and each one knew he loved them deeply.

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Pat Tapley; three children, Brian Tapley (Lisa), Darlene Hudson-Thrift (Clifford), and Tammy Poole (Bill); thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; two brothers, Joel Tapley (Jackie), and James Tapley (Virginia); and a sister, Deborah Elliott (Danny).

He is predeceased by his parents, John Rozier Tapley and Annie Ruth Walker Tapley; a daughter, Tracy Bilow; and a grandson, Chad Bilow.

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