Robert Blaine “Jack” Chapman, age 85, of Glenville, departed this life at 9:51 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center in Grantsville, following an extended illness. Born December 19, 1930 in Braxton County, Jack is the son of the late Cecil Ray and Elva Slaughter Chapman.
Jack attended Braxton County High School where he played football for Coach Chuck Smith who immediately gave him the nickname “Spider” for his agility on field. After high school he volunteered for service in the U S Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was immediately nicknamed “Admiral” by George Baker. Jack was always active in auto sales and service. But he loved farming and gardening most of all.
Jack was also a member of the Trace Fork United Methodist Church in Tanner, WV.
On April 21, 1955, Jack was united in marriage to Bridgett Skidmore Chapman, who survives at their Glenville home.
Surviving are four sons, Larry Chapman and wife, Amy of Glenville; Robert Chapman of Glenville; Daniel Chapman of Glenville; and D. Duane Chapman and wife, Julie of Glenville; one brother, Donald Chapman and wife, Bessie of Gassaway; and one sister, Ann Reed of Clarksburg.
Also surviving are three grandsons, Thomas (Shay), Brett (Stephanie), and Jacob Chapman, three granddaughters, Devon, Abby, and Sarah Chapman, four great grandsons and one great granddaughter.
Along with his parents, Jack was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Chapman, Calvin Chapman, and one sister, Elsie Greene.
Funeral Services were conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc; 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV; 26351 at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016. Pastor Jim Huff officiated. Burial followed in the Meadow Lane Cemetery in Glenville. Friends were received from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Friday evening at the Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family of Robert B. “Jack” Chapman request memorial contributions be made to the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 255, Glenville, WV; 26351 in Jack’s honor.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. was honored to serve the family of Robert B. “Jack” Chapman with arrangements.