James L. Tapp

July 24, 1950 ~ May 17, 2007 (age 56)


James L. Tapp, 56, of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 9:43 A.M., in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill. He was born July 24, 1950 in Savannah ,Ga., the son of Loren and Lela (Clary) Tapp. He married Susan M. Allen on July 4, 1987 in Madisonville, LA. He retired after 30 years of services as Territory Manager for Otis Elevator, a Division of United Tech., in Springfield, Ill. He was a Veteran, serving with the Air Force Reserves. 

He is survived by his wife, Susan, of Taylorville; Daughters: Melody (Terry) Bertrand, of Jennings, LA, Melissa Tapp, Birmingham, Al., Kathryn (Matt) Voeks, Taylorville. Son -Ryan Tapp, Taylorville. Brothers: Ronald (Star) Tapp, Castlerock, Colorado, Robert (Freda) Tapp, Bossier City, LA, Mike (Carol) Tapp, Franklin, TN., Chris (Jeanie) Tapp, Littleton, Colorado. Grandchildren: Andrew Ates, Chloe Bertrand, Thomas Bertrand of Jennings, LA., Loren Vocks and Abigail Vocks of Taylorville. Mother-in-law, Betty Allen of Taylorville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and Father-in-law Loren Allen. 

Visitation will be on Monday, May 21, 2007 from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville, Ill. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville, Ill With Father Alan Hunter and Rev. William Frazier officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. 

Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville is in charge of arrangements. 

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