|Birth: ||May 20, 1922|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 2006|
Earl Jr. (Buddy) was born to Earl Chapman and Lucille Goda. Buddy was married to Betty Lou Ziegler On June 14, 1952.
Buddy loved old trains and guitars and proudly desplayed them. He had a collection of trains, guitars, and old bottles. He worked at Ford Motor Co. in Monroe, Michigan for 20 years. He was also a brick mason and plasterer, retiring in 1985.
Buddy always had a smile on his face and loved to have company over. He would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it. It was a pleasure to be around him, he was soft spoken, precious, and easy going.
Survivors include 2 sons, Jeff (Carolyn) of Monroe and Randy (Shelley) of Yorktown, VA, a daughter, Lisa (Rick) Rollman of Monroe, and 7 grandchildren. Along with his wife he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Franklin Chapman and Carl Still, and 2 sisters, Myrtle Davis and Doris Berkheimer.
Rev. Alfred Whittaker of Victory Temple Church of God and Rev. Sam Luke of Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center did the funeral together. Burial was at the Roselawn Memorial Park, in LaSalle, MI.
Buddy's brother Franklin
Miss me – but let me go
When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me,
I want no rights in a gloom filled room,
why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low,
remember the love that we once shared,
miss me but let me go.
For this journey that we all must take,
and each must go alone,
it's all a part of the master's plan,
a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
go to the friends we know,
and bury your sorrow in doing good deeds,
miss me – but let me go.
Betty Lou Ziegler Chapman (1928 - 2004)
Roselawn Memorial Park
Created by: Ann H.
Record added: Feb 25, 2011
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