Billy Chapman Jr.


February 9, 2015 - 12:00 AM

William Lyman “Billy” Chapman Jr., 38, LaHarpe, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Allen County Regional Hospital.
Billy was born June 11, 1976, in Iola, the son of William L. “Bill” and Carol Jean (Lee) Chapman. He attended high school in Iola and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1995.
On April 21, 2006, Billy married Mary A. McCully in Miami, Okla. They made their home in Iola a few years before moving to LaHarpe. He worked as a welder for Precision International in Iola.
His wife, Mary Chapman, survives, as do his three children, Gavonn Burk, Railie Zimmerman and William L. “Tripp” Chapman III; his father, Bill Chapman and wife, Anna, Humboldt; his mother, Carol Higginbotham and husband Tom, Iola; three siblings, Jameson Chapman, Iola, Michelle Huston, LaHarpe, and Traci Stahl and husband Carl, LaHarpe; two step siblings, Jesse Morris, Humboldt, and Kasie Herman, Gardner; his grandmother, Norma Chapman Tyler and husband Ernie Black, Iola; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Matheau L. Chapman.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will follow at LaHarpe Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial gifts to the William L. Chapman Jr. Memorial Fund may be left with the funeral home.
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