William Eric Chapman, was born on August 24, 1967, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tn.
His parents are Willie R. Chapman and Dr. Marion E. Chapman.
He attended West View Elementary School and Ooltewah High School, where he played football, baseball, basketball, and ran track. He was a member of Tyner Youth League in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Chapman played the saxophone for Ooltewah High School Marching Band and Jazz Quartet.
He attended Emory University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.
He was an independent insurance broker and agent. He was also a manager/owner of Trans-America Printing, Inc. in Chattanooga, Tn.
William Eric Chapman is survived by his former wife, Rhonda Brown Chapman; daughter, Montana; three sons, Dorion, River and Journey Chapman; brother Lamont and his wife Lesia Chapman; Aunt, Myrtle Hill; cousins, Madelyn, Derek, Melania and Michele; and many other relatives, and three very special friends, Leola Butler, Anthony Pittman and Kevin Moore, Alpha Phi Fraternity Brothers and Associates.
A celebration of life service will take place at Prospect Baptist Church on Saturday, July 14, from 12–1:30 p.m. A viewing of the body on Friday, July 13, from 5–7 p.m. at Prospect Baptist Church. The burial will be at Lakewood Memory Gardens-East. A re-past will take place at Prospect Baptist Church after the burial service.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.