Leroy “Lee” Ralph Tapia, 62, passed away October 20, 2021. 

Leroy was born June 21, 1959 to Ralph and Darlene Tapia (Maestas) in Colorado Springs.  He was the first of their four children and would be a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs.  He worked hard, in his father’s footsteps, from a young age in the construction industry, eventually owning their concrete company.  He was very intelligent, funny, kind, generous, and always upbeat.  So many turned to him for advice or just a positive word.  He practiced Tae Kwan Do and was an extremely talented singer.  Leroy appreciated classic cars and enjoyed unique hairstyles that only he could pull off.  He was an extremely talented artist and loved to share his creations with friends and family. 

Leroy is survived by his three children: Cynthia (husband Adam), Stephen, and Dominick; eleven grandchildren: Seth, Andrew, Marilina, Lanea, Destani, Heaven, Bella, Jhonny, Stevie, Tristan, and Lucas; one great grandchild: Nalea; three siblings: Glenda (husband Vince), Diana (husband Jerold), and Michael; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and very dear friends who were all so important to him.  Leroy is preceded in death by his parents: Ralph and Darlene Tapia; and his sister-in-law: Vickie.

Leroy deeply loved his family; each and every person in it.  He will be lovingly remembered saying “Power to the People!”, “Right. Right.”, “You don’t even know.”, “May the rest of your days be the best of your days.”, and “Don’t even trip!” or pulling a smile with “What’s up Hamburger?” and “Your feet are too fat! You’ll never be a ninja warrior!”.  His outstanding personality will be so missed.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

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  1. You will be greatly missed leroy… I thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your family and being someone I looked up to as a father figure (for me not having mine anymore…deceased) and never judging me as well as always listening to my rants, ramblings and ventings and giving me some awesome advice in a lot of different areas…. Fly high with the angels…..

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss, I’m very sad to hear this awful news. Leroy is a very good friend of mine, he was very close to our family. He will be missed for sure.😢😢💔. May you rest my friend ❤️💔.

  3. So sorry for your loss. May he for-ever in eternal peace 🕊️🕊️🕊️ love 💗💗💗💗 to all.

  4. Although we didn’t see much of each other in our older years. We did have some good times growing up. Praying Gods blessing upon all your family, my sincerest condolences. Love cousin Valerie

  5. AW MAN LEROY.. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN.. BYE FOR NOW MY FRIEND.. REST IN PEACE LEE..

  6. Where do I even begin, I guess I thought you would live forever, so many memories, you taught me so much in the time we spent together, I met you at the rock bottom part of my life, and I cant help but think you saved my life as I feel I would either be dead or in prison today. You loved me at a time when I was so alone and didn’t even love myself. For that I will be forever grateful. You got through to me and told me everything would be ok, and low and behold, it was. Thank you for loving me and my family as much as you did. Please continue to watch over us, and save me a spot up there! Rest in peace. Love you forever

  7. Rest in Paradise Leroy Tapia..you will live forever in the hearts of those who love you! You will live on forever and I know you will be watching out for your favorite loved ones!! I love you my brother!!!

  8. Leroy is a great friend to all of us! And never ruined that because of his loyalty. The world is not the same without you here. You always bring the smiles and the trinkets. Thank you for being there when I needed a helping hand. Heaven just got stronger, because Lee .. he moves mountains. Rest in peace Hamburger….your friend ChiliDog

  9. Knew the Tapia family threw Leroy was good people treat me as family went to house an respect them so sorry for your loss Prayers for Your Family!

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