He was born June 19, 1932 to Laura Chapman and the late Lockheart Chapman in Grove Hill. He served honorably with the United States Army.
He retired from Milbradt Lawn Equipment Company after many years of loyal service. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his mother, Laura Mae Chapman, Grove Hill; two brothers, Bobby Chapman, Grove Hill, Caldwell Chapman, Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Verona Hill, Cobbie Robinson, Jo Alice Robinson, all of Grove Hill; a nephew he raised, Bryant K. Barbee Sr. and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Earma Dell Nance and a daughter, Patricia.
The service was March 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in St. Louis, Missouri.