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A Celebration of Life service for Phillip "Phil" L. Tappan, 85, Enid, is 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, at Emmanuel Church Chapel with Rev. Wade Burleson officiating. Burial follows in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Phil was born February 24, 1933, in Enid to Francis and Ethel Marie Parish Tappan, and passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in Greenbrier Skilled Nursing Center.
He attended Enid High School. Phil worked for Champlin Refinery as a Coker Unit Operator, and later for Airco Carbon, retiring after several years.
Phil married Marlene Skouby on March 24, 1951, in Enid. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Sojourner Class, OCAW Union and North Enid Town Board. They loved to travel, camp, fish, and enjoyed coaching his kid's sports.
Phil is survived by his wife Marlene; daughters, Karen and Richard Dodds, Teresa and Dennis Morse; grandchildren, Melanie, Amie, Derek, Diedra, and Christopher; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Dewey Tappan and wife Wanda; sister-in-law Frances Tappan; and several other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Paul Tappan, and brother Walter Tappan.
Condolences may be made and the service viewed at www.LadusauEvans.com.
Published on March 4, 2018
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