George Robert "Bubba" Chapman George Robert "Bubba" Chapman of Lockhart, Texas, passed away on August 9, 2012, at the age of 89. He was born on February 1, 1923, in Lockhart, Texas, to George Henry and Jennie Mae Baker Chapman. Bubba attended Texas A&M University until he joined the Navy in 1942, serving on the Battleship New Jersey. After his military discharge in 1946, he and Barbara Hoffman were married and resided in Lockhart. Bubba loved people and enjoyed his associations with them in his real estate and ranching businesses. Coastal planting, oil and gas ventures, insurance sales, and "swapping and trading" of all kinds kept him busy. He and wife Barbara loved travelling and spending time with family and friends. Golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing were among his favorite pastimes. In later years, gardening and shelling pecans kept him active. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hoffman Chapman; one son, Robert Chapman (wife Vannetta) of Lampasas, Texas; two daughters, Terri Braune (husband David) of Lockhart, Texas, and Cindy Nebrig (husband Mark) of Flower Mound, Texas; one sister, Jennie Lee Sanders of Lockhart, Texas; and seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Bill Chapman and 2 sisters, Doris Harris and Mary Nan Rector. Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Friday, August 10, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm, Saturday, August 11, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Lockhart, with Rev. Sheldon Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Lockhart City Cemetery in Lockhart. The family extends special thanks to CTMC Hospice, Seton Medical Center Hays, Dr. Charles Laurence and staff, Advance Home Health, and caregivers Ralph Vasquez and Danyell Dunmon. Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, 512-398-4791. Obituary and guestbook online at www.mccurdyfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Lockhart, or to the
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Published in Austin American-Statesman on August 11, 2012