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Oscar Tapia

July 6, 1946 –
 January 2, 2023


Oscar Tapia passed away in Dallas, Texas on Monday, January 2, 2023 at the age of 76.

He was born on July 6, 1946 in Hondo, Texas and eventually moved to and settled in Dallas, Texas.  Oscar loved his country and was a proud United States Marine Corps member, where he courageously served in the Vietnam War.  He was incredibly handy and never met a problem he couldn’t fix with his arsenal of tools in his “cuartito.”

Oscar is preceded in death by his parents Maria and Reyes Nira, sister Yolanda and grandson, Dominique.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda, his daughter Lisa, her sons Timothy and Christopher, his daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Jason and their children Kendal and Kaitlyn, his son and daughter-in-law Edward and Veronica and their children, Haven, Zalee, Emmanuel, Bianca, Gianna, Nailea, and Edward and countless other loving family members including his siblings Raul, Ramiro Estella and his beloved dog Johnny Tapia.

A Visitation to celebrate the life of Oscar will be at Aria Funeral Home located at 1820 N. Belt Line Rd., Irving, Texas 75061 on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 at 10:00am and his burial will follow at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2:00pm.


One Thought on Oscar Tapia
    Abraham Grace Burnette
    10 Jan 2023

    Fortunately I lost a great uncle he was very special to me it was funny he was sweet and kind you were there for me and I always love to be up there with you guys in Dallas to spend time with you guys every time I come to Dallas call my Tia Linda and Oscar to come and visit me cuz I want to see them hurt my heart but I have to tell you I send you all my prayers my strength and my faith my happiness and my love to the family my uncle Oscar will be loved and protected from God he will be watching his family and taking good care of them and all the people that love him I love you Uncle Oscar some Grace and Abraham Burnett from Tucson Arizona we have you in our prayers love you

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