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Tapp Jr., Lewis Waller

Tapp Jr., Lewis Waller

January 4, 1930 — September 30, 2020

LEWIS WALLER TAPP, JR.

Lewis Waller Tapp Jr., 90, of rural Liberty, MO and Oak Pointe of Kearney, died September 30, 2020 at Liberty Hospital.

Lewis was born on January 4, 1930, near Kearney, MO, the youngest child of Lewis Waller and Mary Jane (Searcy) Tapp. He was united in marriage to Joyce Wood on October 15, 1955, in Liberty, MO. She survives him. They had planned to celebrate 65 years of marriage this month.

He attended Estes School, Franklin Grade School and graduated from Liberty High School in 1947. He also attended William Jewell College and served in the Army during the Korean War.

Lewis was a cattle feeder and he raised hogs. He was a member of Farm Bureau, Clay County Protective Association, Liberty Hills Country Club and lifelong member of Chandler Baptist Church.

Lewis is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Gary Edlin of Liberty, MO, Brenda and Richard McFadden of Liberty, MO and Karen and John Sprugel of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren, Cody (Delaney) McFadden, Emily McFadden, Jessica Edlin, Ryan Sprugel, Jaclyn Edlin and Drew Sprugel; two great-grandchildren, Oliver and Everly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Fred Tapp; and two sisters, Laura Binns and Lorene Carson.

A drive-thru visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the parking lot of Chandler Baptist Church, 11401 Hwy 33, Liberty, MO.

Private graveside services will be held at noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Chandler Baptist Church or a charitable organization of your choice.

You may share a message with the family or sign an on-line guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

 

Service Information

A drive-thru visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the parking lot of Chandler Baptist Church, 11401 Hwy 33, Liberty, MO.


Private graveside services will be held at noon.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Chandler Baptist Church or a charitable organization of your choice.

Tapp Jr., Lewis Waller's Guestbook

Dear Brenda, Tammy & Karen, Sending lots of love to you Brenda & Richard, Tammy & Gary, Karen & John and your Beautiful families and to your wonderful Mom! We love you all dearly and we know your deep faith will bring you so much comfort and carry you on thru your lives with such a great Father as Lewis leading the way ! All of the Bradshaws have so many memories with all of you.. and you will always be like family to all of us. We know that our Sweetheart will meet up with your Dad/Husband in Heaven and carry on our Friendship together till we all get there together someday! So thankful to our Lord and Savior for everlasting life! Thank you Lord, and thank you for our friendships that knows no end, going forward into eternity in Heaven with our Lord. Blessings to all ! Amen Love , From all the Bradshaw Families, Always!

Betty Bradshaw

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your parents were very special people and I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with them at family gatherings. I have always admired you, Tammy, Brenda, Karen, for making sure your parents were able to be at reunions, funerals, birthdays and events. I know that it was not always easy, but you did it. Your Dad sat by me at the last reunion in Clarence and I enjoyed my visit with him so much. He will be missed. Please express my love and sympathy to your Mom—she is very special to me also. Praying for your entire families and hoping we will be able to share some memories soon. With love, Bob and Jo Ann Miller

Bob and Jo Ann Willey Miller

My sincerest condolences to Joyce, Tammy, Brenda, Karen, and all of your family. It has been a privilege to know Lewis and all of you. I will remember fondly his energy, his loyalty, and of course, his mischievous smile!

Michelle Birdsell

My condolences to the family of Lewis Tapp. He was a fine gentleman and an excellent judge of cattle and people. I personally remember visiting with him at the Kansas City stockyards. And even though I was young and and “green” Lewie treated me with respect and shared his knowledge and stories. The last time I say him was at the Liberty Cattlemen’s dinner he sponsored several years ago Shortly after the death of my father Alfred Neuberger. He shared lots of stories about my dad and other guys at the stockyards. Rest In Peace Lewie. May his memory be a blessing to the family.

Alan J Neuberger

Tammy, Brenda, & Karen: Just want you to know how sorry I was to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was such a fun & likeable Guy! Don’t remember him without a smile! My Mom & Dad always enjoyed time spent with both of your parents. Dad was especially fond of your Mother—always recollecting about the excitement her birth caused in the family. Please express my sympathy to her. I’m sure this will be very hard for her! Take care & know that my thoughts & prayers will be with all of you. Love Judy Mesmer

Judy Mesmer

Rest in peace, Uncle Lewie. We will always remember that smile and big laugh. His knowledge of family and local history will not be surpassed. And not many can operate a small round hay baler, but he could. Thanks for the memories.

Roger Tapp

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