Obituary: Pete Chapman

Funeral services for Pete Chapman 85, of Chandler have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mc John Bagley officiating.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens.

Pete was born June 27, 1932 in Brownsboro to the late James Abner and Effie Mae Callaham Chapman. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and pastored for many years serving Calvary Baptist Church, Athens and Faith Baptist Church in Brownsboro where he was a founding member. Pete was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing but really enjoyed hunting turkey, quail and deer. He had a passion for gardening and always looked forward to starting his spring garden. He and his wife loved to travel and had made many trips in their RV visiting many State Parks. Pete was a big Texas Rangers fan. He loved spending time with his kids, grandkids and his precious dogs whom all will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Betty Chapman, grandson; Kenneth Craft, two brothers, two sisters and his beloved pal Simba.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years Faye Chapman, Chandler, daughters; Lenita Chapman McFeron of Orlando, Florida, Vickie Simcik and husband Mike of Waco, Pam Aguilar and husband Felix of Athens, 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Felix Aguilar, Jr., Rick Carver, Gary Costlow, Kelly Rainwater, Bill Warren and Sam Young.

Honorary pallbearers will be Felix Aguilar, Sr., Matt Baerman, Jerry Fowler, Cliff Hamer, Andy Johnston, David Craft, Conley Owen, Keith Wagner, Bob Wesley, Mike Simcik and Mike Schwab.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of UT Health Tyler 3West B for their care and encouragement during these trying days.

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