October 4, 2013

H. Eugene ‘Gene’ Tapley

H. Eugene “Gene” Tapley, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Gene was owner of CTM Consulting Engineers and Chem-Tex Machinery since 1976.

He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He was a proud graduate of Georgia Tech.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, William H. and Sybil Tapley.

Survivors are his wife, Barbara K. Tapley; children, Joel (Jennifer) Tapley, Atlanta, and Marla (Ken) Bridges, Chattanooga; grandchildren, Nicole (Daniel) Cholota, Kristen Tapley, Kenzie Tapley, Cadi and Cody Roach; great-grandson, Hayden Goodner; numerous friends and associates.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. J. Render Caines officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish Foundation or your favorite charity.

Visit to share words of comfort to the family.

The family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.


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