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“Anissa,I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My prayers are with you and your family during these difficult days. What wonderful...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Elaine Dossett Propes - Hixson, TN

“I worked with Kirby at TVA for many years. He was one of the nicest men I know. My husband and I will truly miss him. Our condolences to your family. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Darlene Keller - Lookout Mountain, GA

“I will remember Kirby as always having a smile on his face. You will be missed Cousin. ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: Jerry & Youlanda Coffman - KY

“Kirby was always a person to whom I could speak openly with and he was always kind to my Daughter Leah. I was saddened to read about his passing on...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Papuchis - Nashville, TN

“I am so honored to call Kirby my brother. From the love and encouragement he always brought to the men at Green River Correctional Complex I know...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Kevin Crum - West Plains, MO

“Heather, so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Brad Richie - Kuttawa, KY

“Carolyn, Anissa, Heather and Tanya, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. His smile and sense of humor are the first things that come to mind...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Robin K. Mohon - KY - Friend

“Carolyn, I'm so very sorry! Hugs and prayers for you and family ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Jill Noffsinger - Hanson, KY

“Kirby was one of the most memorable environmental professionals I have had the honor to work with during my time at TVA. I remember his love of blues...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Angela Ballew - Chattanooga, TN

“Kirby Tapp was first and foremost a true gentleman. He was a dear friend and mentor to me and many teaching us how to live a complete life by...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Keith Elder - Chattanooga, TN

“I had the privilege of working with Kirby early in my environmental consulting career. His constant smile and easy laugh were strong reminders that...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Ric Federico - Bowling Green, KY

“I always so enjoyed working and talking with Kirby. He was always so nice and positive and fun to be around. Deepest condolences to the family and...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Ginny Gray Davis - Knoxville, TN

“No one can prepare a family for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. Take comfort in knowing that Kirby is now resting in the arms of our Lord and...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Sandy Richardson-Scott

“My daughter worked with Kirby.. thought he was a great person..she will b unable to attend viewing or funeral because of new job..God bless all ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Patsy Dukes - Greenville, KY

“Kirby you are my forever friend. Your leaving will leave such a hole in everyone's heart. My sympathy to your family. Love, Bev ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Beverly Arnold Robertson - KY

“So sorry to hear this. We grew up together and graduated together in 1967. I offer my prayers in this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Lauren Simmons - Central City, KY

“Kirby and lived at the same apartment house while we were at Western KY University. He was good friends with my deceased brother-n-law Sam Sears. I...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Bill & Kaye Stirsman - Bradenton, FL

“So sorry for your loss. Kirby was a great man and co-worker. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Don Dukes - Central City, KY

19 of 26 | Posted by: Myron Tapp - Lewisburg, KY

“Our families were so close growing up.Kirby and all of you are part of our family.We are so sorry.You will always be in our hearts and prayers. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Elaine Roberts - Macon, GA

“Carolyn, Anissa, Heather, and Tanya, Words are elusive at a time like this. But fond memories are easy to recall. Kirby has meant so much to me all...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Gene Andrews - Chocowinity, NC

“Anissa, I was very saddened to learn of your father's passing. I know he was loved and he loved his family, who will miss him. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Dianne Fuqua - Owensboro - Friend

“Carolyn & Family. Like everyone else, we were in shock when we received a phone call from home this morning informing us of Kirby's passing. We are...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Hugh & Pat Sweatt - Central City, KY

“we are so sorry for your families loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Dean & Jeanette Huff

“So sorry about the loss of your dad. You are in our prayers. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Sharon Shemwell - Central City, KY

“Lots and lots of good memories with this fine Christian man!!! He is, no doubt, with Jesus now!! Love ya Kirby!! ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Danny and Nancy Vanover - Bremen, KY

CENTRAL CITY- Robert Kirby Tapp, 66, of Central City died Friday, March 25, 2016 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. Mr. Tapp was born in Hopkins County on August 16, 1949. He was married on February 19, 1972 to his wife Carolyn McCoy Tapp. Mr. Tapp was a member of the First Christian Church, a graduate of the University of Evansville, a 1967 graduate of Central City High School, and retired from TVA. Following his retirement, he worked as an environmental professional for Ensafe and SMR. Mr. Tapp was a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather who enjoyed being with his family more than anything. He was an avid golfer and a dedicated elder at First Christian Church of Central City. He is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Virgil Tapp; mother, Stella Ausenbaugh Tapp; brother, Kenneth Gary Tapp; grandsons, Paxton and Preston Morris.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carolyn McCoy Tapp; daughters, Anissa (Mike) Newkirk of Louisville, Heather (Terry) Nunley of Central City, Tanya (Ryan) Morris of Central City; brothers, Larry (Keata) Tapp of Cincinatti, Jesse Myron (Barbara) Tapp of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Cain Morris, Brenna Morris, Eli Morris, Karlie Morris, Hope Morris, Jeremiah Morris, Dalton Nunley, Reagan Nunley, Anniston Nunley, Jack Newkirk, and Lily Grace Newkirk; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Bro. Scott Heltsley officiating and Bro. Ryan Morris assisting. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Visitation will be Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gideon's International. Online condolences can be made at