He was born on July 7, 1926, in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., to James C. and Mary Iona (Settle) Chapman.
He attended public schools in Florida and was a United States Army Veteran. He was married to Sarah L. McCleskey and she preceded him in 2002.
He retired from Leaseway Transportation Corporation after 40 years as a truck driver and had moved to the North Webster area 25 years ago from Chicago.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster.
Mr. Chapman is survived by a daughter: Sarah “Joan” (Frank) Moore, Hanover Park, Ill.; two grandchildren: Logan and Taylor; one great-granddaughter: Gabriella; and a companion: Anne Sickmiller, Leesburg, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Owen Family Funeral Home, SR 13 and CR 500N, North Webster, with Chaplain Jeff Spickelmier officiating. Military services will follow at the funeral home by American Legion Post 253.
Memorial bequest may be given to the American Legion Post 253, P.O. Box 131, North Webster, IN 46555. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.