Chapman, Billy H. (Cleveland)

Friday, January 04, 2013

Billy H. Chapman, 75, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013. 

He was a native and lifelong resident of the Cleveland area being born on April 22, 1937, the son of Roy H. and Pauline Chapman. Billy attended Bradley Central High School, where he played football and graduated in 1957. Billy was married to Linda Chapman on January 25, 1962. He was a member of North Cleveland Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. He was a proud member of Cleveland’s Old Timers Club Hall of Fame for Football. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Pauline Chapman; and his brother, LeRoy Chapman. 

He is survived by his wife, Linda Chapman of Cleveland; one daughter, Holly Chapman Stanley and her husband Joe, of Cleveland; sons, Blake Chapman and his wife Lisa, of Newburgh, IN; and Kirk Chapman and his wife Teona, of Nashville; four grandchildren, Nathaniel Chapman, Trevor Stanley, Adriana Chapman and Valarie Ruark and her husband Matt, of Newburgh, IN; one great-grandchild, Makenzie Ruark; sister, Carol E. Nolen and her husband Bill of Cleveland; one uncle, Joe Charles Finnell of Little Rock, AR; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends. 

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, at Grissom Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements. 

His family would like to give special thanks to Bradley Central High School Class of 1957 for their continued support. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either of the following: American Heart Association, 519 E. 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403 or Bradley Central High School Football Program, 1000 South Lee Highway, Cleveland, TN 37311. 

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