Paul “Herb” Lape Jr., 55, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 4:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Fayette County Hospital Emergency Room.
Cremation rites will be accorded, services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family or funeral home to help with burial expenses.
Mr. Lape was born December 6, 1961 in Vandalia, IL, the son of Paul Herbert Lape Sr. and Linda (Dunnagan) Campbell. Herb worked as a self-employed mechanic for many years and enjoyed collecting lighters, knives, and NASCAR memorabilia.
Herb is survived by his mother Linda Campbell of Hammond, IN; companion of 27 years Cora Jackson of Vandalia; daughter Ashley Lape of Vandalia; sisters Deena Terek of Hammond, IN, Melody Lape of Vandalia; and Paula Forbis of Vandalia; brother Gary Lape and wife Kathy of Brownstown and granddaughters Alisha Lape, Ayla Evans, and Bristol Lape.