Chapman, Larry Wayne

Friday, September 7, 2018
Larry Wayne Chapman, 62, of Rossville, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was a self-employed mechanic for most of his life and he loved hot rods and motorcycles. He a loving and devoted brother, husband, father and grandfather, that will be truly missed by all who knew him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Dorothy Chapman; and three sisters, Patty Caito, Elsie Walters and Debbie Thurmond.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy McBryar Sumner; children and spouses, Stacey & Angela McBryar and Mikesha & Manuel Serrato; brothers, David Chapman and Fields Chapman, Jr.; sisters, Linda Goins, Shelby Capelli, Sharline Chapman and Dianne Ridley; six grandchildren, Caleb Serrato, Adriana Serrato, Luis Serrato, Mariana Serrato, Walker McBryar and Kelsey Medcalf; and numerous extended family and friends.

Services and burial will be private and there will be no visitation at the funeral home. 

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Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes - Fort Oglethorpe.

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