Merle R. “Sonny” Tapley

Posted Aug. 05, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.

BANGOR – Merle Ralph “Sonny” Tapley, 79, passed away at his home on July 30, 2014. He was born in Caribou, October 4, 1934.

He enjoyed working at the Tavern for the past 35 years. He also enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Adam Tapley, Kristy Kimball, and Stacy Tapley and their children, as well as a great-grandchild. He is also survived by numerous siblings and their families. Merle will also be missed by very special friends Bonnie Young and Paul LeClair of Bangor. He was predeceased by his parents.

A graveside service will be held Friday, August 8 at 11 a.m. at Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Merle may be sent to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1 Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Messages of condolence may be expressed at