of Greenbrier, AR
April 30, 1939 - January 24, 2021
Cedric W. Tapley "Junior", 81, of Greenbrier, went to be with the Lord, January 24, 2021. He was born April 30, 1939 in Heber Springs, Arkansas to the late Rev. C.W. and Mayme Tapley. Junior graduated from Heber Springs High School in 1957. Following graduation, he went to work for Allied/Alltel Telephone Company where he retired after 40 years of service. He served as a board member for the Arkansas High School Rodeo Association for a number of years and was a member of the Arkansas Rodeo Association, Arkansas Cowboys Association and the International Professional Rodeo Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching his sons and granddaughter participate in sports. You could find him at rodeos and Greenbrier High School sporting events. Junior was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joyce McCarty and Letha Chadwell. Junior is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jan Tapley, two sons, Randy (Kelly) Tapley of Twin Groves, Jay Tapley of Greenbrier and granddaughter, who was his pride and joy, Kaki (Chaney) Miller of Malvern, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Home Comfort Care in Little Rock or Springhill Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Max Alan "Doc" Dollar, Stevie King, Kerry Bob King, Terry Milam, Don Pruitt and Gary Parker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Terry McCarty, Darryl Saunders, Chad Saunders, Darrell Watts, Jim Henry Tapley, Charles Tapley and Former Co-workers at Allied/Alltel Telephone Company.Visitation will be Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4:00-8:00PM with family present from 6-8PM. Funeral will begin at 2:00PM Friday, January 29, 2021 at Springhill Baptist Church with Burial following at Springhill Cemetery. Services are being live streamed through the Springhill Baptist Church Facebook Page.
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Randy and Kaki we are so sorry to hear of this tremendous loss! May God hold you tight in His arms! May He heal your broken hearts, and bring you peace in knowing you will all be together again someday!! Best Regards Kevin & Shelly Davis
Randy and Kaki,So sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.Barrett, Andrea, and boys
Jan and family,I worked with Junior at Allied/Alltel many years ago and always thought a lot of him. He was a great man and I know he will be greatly missed!I was blessed to know him, and rejoice to know I will see him again. You are in my prayers for God to surround you with His grace and comfort.
I’m so thankful for the time I was given with the Tapley family. Junior and Jan were the best! Jan, I’m praying for all of you. My heart breaks for you.
Jan And Randy So sorry for your loss. Prayers from my family to yours.
So sorry for your loss. I know he is going to be missed. My thoughts and prayers are being sent for your family.
I’m so sorry to hear of juniors passing. He was my favorite. Your family is in my prayers.
Dear Jan I am praying for you and your family. Wish I could be at the funeral but will be out of town. Hope I will get to see you soon. Love you.
Always smiling ..such a great person...so sorry for the loss.
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Junior was a special person.
My prayers are with you all. He was a sure enough good one. I'm so sorry for your lost.
Jan,I was so sorry to hear of Juniors passing, I prayed for you both every night. He was definitely a fighter. I'm glad you got to spend time with him even though it hurt to see him so ill.I pray that the many good times and memories you both made over the last 45 yrs will help you through this difficult time.Remember I'm here for you as are so many others.Love you, Malinda
Jan, Randy and Jay, so rorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Jan, our family sends our sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m so very sorry for you loss Jan. Love and miss you very much. Prayers for peace and comfort in this difficult time. ❤️
Jan - You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, RIP Junior!
Jan, I am so sorry to hear about Junior. I will keep you all in my prayers during this difficult time!
Sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers for your family.
Jan, I am so sorry about the loss of your husband.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jan, Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, may God comfort your hearts during this difficult time.
Very sorry for your loss.Praying for you and family.
JanPraying for you and your family. Love You
Jan, all of us at Conway Regional HR are very sorry for your loss of Junior. I am glad you got to spend more time with him after you retired. We love you and will prayer for Junior and you. I know he struggled with his health but he now can be at rest. We love you Jan! Richard Tyler
Jan, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.Diane and Sherry
Jan, our prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort. Larry and Kathlyn
Our condolences to Jan and the entire Tapley family.Our prayer is that Joy will come in the morning, that the wonderful memories you all have will surround you with His sweet peace and strength!God bless and keep you,Hallous Jr.and Debbie Garrett
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family.
So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for your family. Junior was a great guy. Always remember him sitting on that back row at church.
So sad to hear of Juniors passing. My prayers and thoughts are with your family .God bless you all.
I have many fond memories of Junior. He was a great friend and traveling partner for Dad. They had many great times going to rodeos together. May God be with y’all.
Dearest Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Jan and family:(Hank) We are so saddened by the loss of Junior. Our prayers are with Jr. and all your family. I worked closely with Jr. for over 25 yrs. and can truthfully say ,there was not a dull moment when Jr. was around. So many great memories. (Becky) We loved Junior, especially our trips together in the van, enroute to football games at Vilonia/Mt.View etc.Love to all
Very sorry to hear of Jr's passing. Prayers are with the family. God Bless.
I have many great memories of ol’ Cedrick! He was a great man and great neighbor! Always smiling! Prayers for you all! Heaven is smiling today❤️🙏🏻
Jan and Family, So sorry for your loss, praying for comfort and peace for you all.
My thoughts and prayers will be with your family. Junior will be missed by many.
I'm so sorry to hear about Junior. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. When you weep, we weep. Prayers for you during this time.Grahl and Charlotte Phillips
My thoughts and prayers are with you during your loss. Thank you for sharing Junior with us we loved him dearly and appreciated him and everything he stood for and did for us. We will never forget him or y’all and your family.
Much love and prayers for a great man. What fond memories I hold from my involvement with Jr. through high school, ARA rodeos. He always had a kind smile and helping hand. God has gained an angel.Robin Rivers Johnson
Praying for your family
Jan and Family. Praying that God's Peace and Comfort will be with you.
Jan, I’m so sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss.
Praying for your family during this time of loss. Junior was a great man.
So sorry for your loss, prayers for all of you. God Speed
Jan, Randy and family thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace.
We were so sorry to hear Junior. He was a a kind and sweet person. We are praying for all of you.
Junior & Jan have been our neighbors for 30 years. They have "come to the rescue" several times!Will greatly miss Junior, as a neighbor and friend.Fine man.
So sorry for your loss. Another great cowboy and man missing from the rodeo family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Junior was always so sweet and spoke every time he saw me. The girls just loved him. Y’all will be in my prayers.
Jan & boys thinking about you guys praying for you’ll we never are ready may the good lord go with him! I couldn’t thank that guy enough.
Jan, Randy, Jay, Kaki & family: So sorry to hear of Junior's passing. I remember him so well on the rodeo scenes, watching and enjoying the little & big cowboys n cowgirls. He was a good person and may God wrap His Caring Arms around all of you during this time and the years ahead. Prayers for the all Tapley Family.
So very sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss, praying for Jan and all of the family. May God's grace and mercy surround you during this difficult time.
Praying for you during this time of loss.
Great guy RIP Ann Saunders
Jan, Randy, Jay, Kaki, and the rest of the family are in my prayers. Remember all of the great times. He was a very special man.
We enjoyed sports events with Jr. and all of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
We are so sorry for you loss. Our prayers for all of the family. Lots of good rodeo memories.
Condolences, what a fine man. I will always remember my Mom and Dad inviting Jr. over for dinner. Good times.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jan and family we are so sorry for Junior's passing. We thought a lot of him and we've been praying daily for his healing but God's plan was to bring him home. Love and hugs to you.
Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all!❤️
Junior well be miss he was good man an cowboy praying for the family
So sorry to learn of Junior’s death. He was so well thought of by his fellow Allied Telephone employees.My late husband, Ralph Mack often spoke of him in reference to their working together. He was a good man! Prayers for Jan and all the family!🙏💕🙏
Jan, Randy, Jay and the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Junior was a great man and became a good friend. Prayers for the family today and the days ahead. We love you.
I'm so sorry to hear about Junior. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
My prayers and love go out to Jan, Jay, Randy, Kaki and all your family. May our Lord and Savior give you Peace and Comfort at this time.