Thomas Henry Chapman, 63, of Bryant went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Tom was born Jan. 23, 1950, in Cape Giradeau, Mo., to Arnold and Dolores Chapman. He and Kathy Stoverink were united in marriage on Feb. 21, 1970.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, during which he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 36 years of service, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5898, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Stoverink Chapman of Bryant; one son, Brad Chapman of Bryant; one granddaughter, Macie Chapman of Maumelle; one sister, Helen Hutson and husband Bill of Delta, Mo.; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo., with the Rev. William Hennecke officiating. Burial will follow at Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo. Parish prayers and a rosary service led by the Knights of Columbus are scheduled for 7 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 816 W. Cross St., Benton, AR 72015; or to the American Cancer Society.
Online guest book: www.ourladyoffatimachurch.com .