In memory of
Roy Henry Chapman
In memory of
Roy Henry Chapman
CHAPMAN, Roy Henry Roy Henry Chapman (Pa), born December 28, 1934, passed peacefully from this earth on November 21, 2020. Roy was born in Temple, Texas and was the son of Elsie and Henry Chapman. Growing up in Temple, Roy was an outstanding football (All State Honors) and baseball player. After graduating from Temple High School, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Texas in Austin where he continued his two-sport career. After college, Roy began a long career with JC Penney where he headed up training for new store openings then advanced to managing college relations for the entire company. Upon retirement, Roy spent much of his time with his wife, Joan, at their vacation home in Lake Tahoe where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. He also loved playing golf, tennis and cards, working puzzles and watching his Texas Longhorns. His favorite hobbies included building dollhouses for his granddaughters, making lighted college signs and painting anything his children or grandchildren needed painted. Nothing brought Roy greater joy than spending time with his children and grandchildren, all of whom dearly loved their "Pa." Roy has been described by friends as "a sweet and kind treasure, a gem, a true gentleman and the life of the party." He was a friend to everyone who met him and had the unique gift of making each person feel special. He will truly be missed by all. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joan and his sister Kathy Lee. He is also survived by his daughter Kellye Wharff (Rob), son Ross Chapman (Monica), stepdaughter Cindy Terrell (Tim), stepson Kyle Traylor (Kristi), and grandchildren Cody Frew (Kelsey), Casey Frew, Camryn Wharff, Ryan Chapman, Julia Chapman, Tyler Terrell (Melanie), Brandon Terrell (Anna Grace), Rance Austin, Rachel Traylor, and great granddaughter Emily Terrell. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 on December 4th, at Dallas Athletic Club, 4111 Dallas Athletic Club Dr, Dallas, TX 75228. Masks and social distancing requested. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org
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In memory of
Roy Henry Chapman
CHAPMAN, Roy Henry Roy Henry Chapman (Pa), born December 28, 1934, passed peacefully from this earth on November 21, 2020. Roy was born in Temple, Texas and was the son of Elsie and Henry Chapman. Growing up in Temple, Roy was an outstanding football (All State Honors) and baseball player. After graduating from Temple High School, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Texas in Austin where he continued his two-sport career. After college, Roy began a long career with JC Penney where he headed up training for new store openings then advanced to managing college relations for the entire company. Upon retirement, Roy spent much of his time with his wife, Joan, at their vacation home in Lake Tahoe where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. He also loved playing golf, tennis and cards, working puzzles and watching his Texas Longhorns. His favorite hobbies included building dollhouses for his granddaughters, making lighted college signs and painting anything his children or grandchildren needed painted. Nothing brought Roy greater joy than spending time with his children and grandchildren, all of whom dearly loved their "Pa." Roy has been described by friends as "a sweet and kind treasure, a gem, a true gentleman and the life of the party." He was a friend to everyone who met him and had the unique gift of making each person feel special. He will truly be missed by all. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joan and his sister Kathy Lee. He is also survived by his daughter Kellye Wharff (Rob), son Ross Chapman (Monica), stepdaughter Cindy Terrell (Tim), stepson Kyle Traylor (Kristi), and grandchildren Cody Frew (Kelsey), Casey Frew, Camryn Wharff, Ryan Chapman, Julia Chapman, Tyler Terrell (Melanie), Brandon Terrell (Anna Grace), Rance Austin, Rachel Traylor, and great granddaughter Emily Terrell. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 on December 4th, at Dallas Athletic Club, 4111 Dallas Athletic Club Dr, Dallas, TX 75228. Masks and social distancing requested. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org
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