James T. Chapman Jr.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

James T. Chapman Jr., 85, of Petersburg, passed away on Thursday evening, Jan. 22, 2015, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia.

Mr. Chapman was a native of Lewisburg, the son of the late Jim T. Chapman, and Dora Adell (Bill) Chapman. He was a graduate of Marshall County High School, Class of 1949. He served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from International Comfort Product with 45 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Billie Marie Chapman Bryant.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Peggy Jo Chapman; two nieces, Betty Wallace of Antioch, Tenn. and Barbara Jones of White House, Tenn.; great-nieces, Candice Schultz, Megan Wallace, Heather Sears, Ronica Wolbert, Deana Atkins and Misti Watts; six great-great-nephews; and one great-great-niece.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 25, in the Chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Smith officiating. Burial followed in Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the choir at the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 362 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.

Condolences of sympathy may be sent to www.billsmcgaugh.com.

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.