James Davis Chapman

Friday, June 6, 2014

James Davis Chapman, 82, retired employee of Marshall Manufacturing and resident of Glenn Avenue, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center.

The Marshall County native was the son of the late Thomas H. Chapman and Katie Lee Davis Chapman. On Dec. 26, 1952, he married Elaine Wright Chapman, who preceded him in death on April 14, 1986. On Nov. 26, 1986, he married Elizabeth Fishburn Rainey Chapman, who survives. Mr. Chapman was stationed in the Panama Canal in the U. S. Army. After his retirement from Marshall Manufacturing, he was an auto transporter for Roberts Chevrolet and Lyons Chevrolet for several years. He was currently serving on the Board of Directors for Lewisburg Gas Department. He was a current Deacon and member of Parkview Baptist Church. Mr. Chapman was a very devoted Christian and family man. His favorite pastimes included traveling and reading his Bible. He was involved in ministry at Merihil Nursing Home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Cheri Chapman (Steve) Young of Chapel Hill, Judy Chapman Musgrave of Lewisburg, Eileen Rainey (Craig) Kratzberg of Canyon Country, Calif., and Carolyn Rainey (Jimmy) Magnusson of Ardmore, Ala.; 14 grandchildren, Frank Musgrave V, Davis Musgrave, T. J. Young, Andy Young, Steve Young, Jon Young, Jason Young, Tammi Jenkins, Joan West, Layne Worsham, Shane Bradford, Barry Worsham, Chance Kratzberg, and Carson Kratzberg; 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Chapman of Lewisburg; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Beard; brother, Wayne Chapman; son-in-law, Frank Clair Musgrave IV; granddaughter, Katie Marie Musgrave; and great-grandson, Corey Marshall.

The family will visit with friends Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at London Funeral Home and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Parkview Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church in Lewisburg. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will include Deacons of Parkview Baptist Church and employees and Board Members of Lewisburg Gas Department.

Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors in Columbia are assisting the family with arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to Parkview Baptist Church, 1380 West Ellington Parkway, Lewisburg, TN 37091 or American Cancer Society c/o Suzanne Boatright, 2382 Lynnville Highway, Cornersville, TN 37047.

Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols.com.