Leo N. Tarpley

December 1, 2018

Leo N. Tarpley, Jr.
Dateline: Hendersonville

Leo Noel Tarpley, 93, passed away on December 1, 2018.  He was the son of the late Leo N. Tarpley, Sr. and Elmina Balyeat Tarpley and husband of the late Mariana Pierce Tarpley.

Leo was a US Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII.  He was recruited straight out of high school as a Captain of a B-17.   After his service, he graduated from Oklahoma University on the GI Bill.

Leo was retired from the Jewel Grocery Store Chain where he was the Comptroller. 

He was a member of Landrum First Baptist Church.

He is survived by five daughters, Teresa Dolson, Tenese Payne and Toni Parker, Lucretia Faden, and Sami Bolton, 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

A memorial service will he held in January with the date to be announced.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC  28043

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