Danny Ralph Tapley

Born: Fri., May 19, 1950
Died: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro


Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Danny Tapley, age 69, a lifelong resident of Emanuel County who died peacefully at his home on Friday, October 25, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Unkles officiating.

Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Church from 1:00 PM until time of service.

Pallbearers are Kim Youmans, Keith Youmans, Bill Youngblood, Ronnie Wilson, Ronnie A. Henry, Mikey Edenfield, Ramon Rodriguez and Phillip Morris.

Honorary Pallbearers are Past and Present Shop Rite Pharmacy Employees;

Julian Sconyers, John Terwilliger, Tyson Stephens, Butch Parrish, Carl Roghelia, and James Clifton.

He was born on May 19, 1950 to the late Ralph and Alice Tapley. Danny, graduated from Swainsboro High School in 1968 and then graduated from The University of Georgia in 1974 with a degree in pharmacy.

Danny, along with his business partner, opened Shop Rite Pharmacy in 1975 which became his legacy. He developed lifelong bonds with the people who trusted him with a very important part of their healthcare.  He spent the greater part of his life devoted to his friends, customers, and employees of Shop Rite Pharmacy.  He was forced to retire because of failing health but talked endlessly of just getting back to his office to talk to his customers and friends.

He was so excited that Ashley was going to follow in his footsteps and continue with his dream, Shop Rite!  Until his last breath he still talked to Ashley about what was "going on at Shop Rite".

He was involved in his community and served on many boards, clubs, and committees throughout his life.

Danny was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was truly devoted to his family. Danny was preceded in death by his beautiful daughter Danna Tapley Sturgis, who was taken too early from his life. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and although unable to attend he faithfully watched church TV, prayed and was one of Gods children.

Survivors Include:

His Wife of 23 years this November 29th: Julie Tapley of Swainsboro, GA

His son: Trey NeeSmith of Lyons, GA

His daughter: Ashley (Russell) Parker of Swainsboro, GA

Two grandsons Landon McDonald and Les Paul Sturgis; and two granddaughters Harley NeeSmith and Dani Kate Parker.

Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Danny Tapley of Adrian, GA.



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Rose M Turner
   Posted Sun October 27, 2019
Praying for you all that you might find peace and comfort at this time.

Ramona Snedeker ( Bishop)
   Posted Sun October 27, 2019
Julie, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers

Gene Ragsdale
   Posted Sun October 27, 2019
Julie and family. We are sorry to hear about Danny. He will be missed in this community.

Marty and Julie Mercer
   Posted Mon October 28, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. God Bless.

Wayne & Annette Bishop
   Posted Mon October 28, 2019
Julie, I am so sorry to hear about Danny. He is in a better place for sure. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family.

Rob & Michelle Cowart
   Posted Mon October 28, 2019
Our Deepest Sympathy. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Your family is in our prayers!
Rob & Michelle Cowart
Richmond Hill GA

Gloria Price Hudson
   Posted Mon October 28, 2019
Julie. So sorry for your loss. Mother thought a lot of Danny
. I am sorry I could not make it today. I pray God gives you peace and comfort.