Graveside Rites for L.J. "Bob" Chapman, 81, of Courtney, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Belleville Bourland Cemetery of Courtney, with the Rev. Ronnie Carroll and the Rev. Nick Ellis officiating. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
L.J. was born May 7, 1932, at Rocky, Okla., to the late John Chapman and Minnie Myrtle (Barnes) Chapman. He departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Ardmore.
L.J. was a resident of Courtney most of his life where he was raised and graduated from Courtney High School. He married the former Carol Black on Oct. 31, 1953, at Gainesville, Texas. They had five children together. They resided a short time in Ardmore, returning to Courtney in 1970. He was a very devoted husband and a very loving father to his children and a loving "PaPa" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. L.J. was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle of Ringling.
Those who preceded him in death were his loving wife, Carol Jean Chapman, on Aug. 10, 2008; parents, John and Myrtle Chapman; daughter, Carla Colece; sister, Christine; and brothers, Woodrow, Glenn, Jim, Bill and Gene.
Survivors include his son, Larry of Courtney; three daughters, Cindy Rose of Courtney, Tammy Holder and husband, Dennis of Chickasha, and Shelly Milson and husband, Larry of Ardmore; brother-in-law, Gale Black and wife, Charlene of Courtney; grandchildren, Roy Bob Branch and wife, Courtney, Kimmie Wilson and husband, Bo'don, Summer Phelps and husband, Jason, Courtney Baird and husband, Chuck and Cody Rose; five step-grandchildren, Kari Sanchez, Amy Milson, Chris Holder, Casey Holder and Candace Holder; great-grandchildren, Colton Branch, Kinsey Branch, Justtice Wilson, Chloe Phelps, Jakob Wilson, Tamyrn Baird and Jonathan Baird; step-grandchildren, Mekenzie Sanchez, Braden Holder, Luke Holder, Christa Holder and Matthew Baird; special friends, Sally Walker, Harvey and Retha Grant and Charlotte Camp; and numerous nieces, nephews and other friends.
Pallbearers are Roy Bob Branch, Cody Rose, Jason Phelps, Bo'don Wilson, Chuck Baird, Chris Holder and Michael Sanchez.
Honorary bearers are Harvey Grant, Gale Black, Tankie Spivey, Bill Carr, Jimmy Dodson, Larry Blankenship, Cotton Grant, Bryan Spivey and Robbie Dodson.
Family visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home in Ringling.
A special thanks to Dr. Kahn, the Dialysis Ranch and Mayes Home Health for all of their kind felt care and support.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to Petersburg O.H.C.E. in care of Brenda Longest.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.