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Asheville - James Edward Chapman, 89, of 11 Country Club Trail died Monday, September 3, 2012 at his residence.
Born in Cross Hill, SC, he was the son of the late Douglas R. Chapman and the late Carrie Young Chapman Leaman. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sara Shillinglaw.
He was a graduate of Clemson University Class of 1944. He received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1947 after returning to Clemson from service in the United States Army. During World War II he served 3 years in the Army Signal Corps attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
Jimmy began his working career in Sales Engineering, JohnsManville Building Products Division. After 32 years with JohnsManville he retired and became owner and president of Newman Wholesale of Asheville.
He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, a former member of the Country Club of Asheville and the Rhododendron Royal Brigade of Guards.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed cooking and antique collecting and restoration.
Jimmy was married 41 years to his beloved late wife, Reid Stratton Troitino of Asheville. He is survived by his 5 daughters, Teri Troitino Connelly and husband, Harry of Summerton, SC, Susan Troitino Duncan and Ray Willis of Asheville, NC, Sandra Troitino Hunter and husband, Michael of Summerville, SC, Leslie Chapman Miseyko and husband, Greg of Deerfield Beach, FL, and Jan Chapman and Gregg Arnold of Seattle, WA, along with seven grandchildren, Joseph Reid Edwards, Jayme Chapman Mills, George Maxwell Miseyko, Luke Calvin Miseyko, Sarah Elizabeth Miseyko, William Theodore Hunter and Katherine Susanna Hunter; and three great grandchildren, Margaret Elizabeth Edwards, Ansley Reid Edwards and Henry Chapman Mills. He is also survived by his brother, Douglas R. Chapman and wife, Belva of Titusville, FL.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 8, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church of Asheville, 40 Church Street. Rev. Margaret Torrence will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Care Partners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 or to First Presbyterian Church, Building and Maintenance Fund, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sept. 6, 2012