Lawrence Matthew (Larry) Tapp, 81, of Kennesaw, GA, died peacefully at home Tuesday, September 17, 2013, with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Dysart Tapp; his son, Scott Tapp (Carrie), granddaughters, Lauren Brooke Tapp, Brinlee Crandon, Briley Tapp; daughter Sharon Tapp VanDyke (Jason), grandsons, Parker and Dalton VanDyke; sister Joanna Tapp Antonios (Hikmat); sister-in-law, Jean Dysart; many nieces and nephews. Larry was a professor of Physical Education at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah for 35 years. He was an avid golfer, camper, square dancer, and Braves fan. He graduated from Bearden High School in Knoxville and earned three degrees from The University of Tennessee Knoxville. He was a Navy veteran. A private interment ceremony will be at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA, on Thursday, September 19, with a Celebration of Life Service at Kennesaw United Methodist Church in Kennesaw at 2 pm on Saturday, September 21. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Building Fund at Kennesaw United Methodist Church.
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