Dr. Fred Chapman Jr.(1931 - 2013)

Dr. Fred Chapman, Jr.


Dr. William Fred Chapman, Jr., 81, of 62 Huntingdon Road, husband of Nancy Bryant Chapman, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community.

Born in the Shady Grove community of Anderson County, he was the son of the late William Fred, Sr. and Iver Cooper Chapman.

Dr. Chapman was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. He earned his BS and Masters of Agricultural Economics from Clemson University and earned his PhD from the University of Florida. Dr. Chapman retired from Presbyterian College in 1994 having served as the Academic Dean for ten years, Chairman of the Business Department, and a professor. A proponent of public education, he was a former Chairman of the Laurens 56 School Board and past President of the South Carolina School Boards Association and the Southern Region School Boards Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Laurens.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Nancy Jean Chapman Ulmer and her husband, Ravel, of Lexington; son, Tony Chapman and his wife, Carol, of Easley; and grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Ulmer, Justin Bryant Ulmer, Ashley Caroline Chapman Jones (Brian), Mary Elizabeth Chapman, Janelle Hunton and Randi Hunton.

Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Martha Franks Chapel with funeral services following at 12 p.m. A committal service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton.

Memorials may be made to the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community, 1 Martha Franks Drive, Laurens, SC 29360.

Gray Mortuary, Pelzer is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences: www.graymortuary.com


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Gray Mortuary, Inc.
52 Main St. Pelzer, SC 29669
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Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 7, 2013