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James Henry Tapscott, Sr.

August 12, 1934 - October 1, 2017

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Life Legacy

Mr. James Henry Tapscott, Sr. was born on August 12, 1934 in Houston, TX to the late John Henry Tapscott and Annie Tapscott (nee Smallwood). 

He attended both Fisk University (HBCU) in Nashville, TN and the University of California at Berkeley.

James obtained a Bachelors Degree along the way and turned it into a very successful thirty-five year career in Civil Service as a Information Systems Analyst.

Mr. Tapscott passed away on October 1, 2017 in Oakland, CA. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of seven years, Mrs. Connie Esparza Tapscott; his children James Henry Prescott, Jr., Eleanore Tapscott, Michelle Tapscott and Michael Tapscott; grandchildren Farrell Tapscott, Nicolas Tapscott, Christopher Tapscott and Michael Earl Tapscott; siblings Richard, John and Doris; in addition to a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his siblings Carl, Maxine, Robert, Marian and Ruth.

There will be a service for Mr. Tapscott on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Grissom's Chapel & Mortuary, Inc. The address is 267 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94580.

Interment is private.

If you wish to donate in his honor, please send a donation to the United Negro College Fund.

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Grissom's Chapel & Mortuary Inc.

267 E. Lewelling Blvd.
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
(510) 278-2800

Grissom's Cremation & Burial Centers

9130-B Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 560-0800

Grissom's Crematory, Inc.

267 E. Lewelling Blvd.
San Lorenzo, CA 94580