Willie Herman Chapman

73 year old Willie Herman Chapman of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired nurseryman. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shannon Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00a.m.until the service at 1:00p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Janette Chapman; his father, Chester Chapman; and a grandson, William Michael Murphy. Survivors include a daughter, Drenda Murphy and companion Basil Foutch of Smithville. A son, Roger and his wife Leeta Chapman of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Veronica Atnip of Smithville, Stephanie and Brian Leist of Smithville, and Christie Chapman of Jackson County. Three great grandchildren, Christian Atnip, Alexis Atnip, and Savanna Murphy of Smithville. His mother, Christine Chapman. Special companion, Carol Stanley of Smithville. A brother, Roy Lee and wife Teresa Chapman of Smithville. Two sisters, Macon Hale of Smithville and Pauline and husband Danny Green of Smithville. One special niece, Amanda Neal of Smithville. Special companion’s family, Dana Judkins and family, Terrie Kilgore family, Steve Valentine, and Tony Valentine. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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