CADILLAC — Brian LaVerne Tapling passed away Monday evening, May 18, 2015, at Munson Medical Center in Cadillac. He was 61 years old.

He was born on May 1, 1954, in Detroit to Arnold and Rhoda (Chastain) Tapling. He was formerly employed with the Bob Evans restaurant in Cadillac. Brian had been living a quiet life at the Serenity AFC Home in Cadillac with beloved caregivers and friends. Most will remember him as a fine gentleman with a soft smile and keen sense of humor.

He is survived by his brother, Douglas Tapling, and his sister, Pamela Vernacki. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Rhoda Tapling, and his brother, Thomas Tapling.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Chase Township Cemetery.