Robert Leroy Tapley, 90, entered into rest surrounded by his loving family May 1, 2022 in Manteca. He was born July 9, 1931 in Blythe, CA to the late Simmie and Maude Tapley.
Robert leaves behind his children, Richard Tapley (Cathy) of Visalia, Robert Tapley (Barbara) of Reedley, Stanley Tapley (Mikki) of Manteca, Harold Tapley (Cheryl) of Manteca, Nancy Friesen (Lee) of MD and Nora Reed and Diane Stickert of Sacramento. In addition, he has 14 grandchildren, Shawn, Joni, Dorothy, Sarah, Stacey, Ashley, Michael, Patricia, Teresa, Dale, Amy, John, Gabriel, Ric and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by eight siblings, Joel, Steve, Phillip, Lewis, Naomi, Ruth, Evagene and Edith.
Robert was a long time Manteca resident. Prior to Manteca, Arizona was home. He started his family in the early 1950s and worked for the railroad in Tucson, then as a produce buyer in Phoenix before making his way to California. In 1968 he went on to start “Pools by Bob Tapley” in Tulare, Ca. and then arriving in Manteca in 1977 he worked construction alongside his brother. He was hard working and created a successful 45 yr., business “Buds Concrete Inc” he had til today. Bob was dedicated to his family and held his faith close to his heart. He loved his family dearly and adored his grandchildren. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed.
P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Tapley family. A chapel service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. He will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery, 3661 French Camp Road, French Camp, CA. For condolences to the family please visit our website at www.plfryandson.com search obituaries.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, May 18, 2022