Elton Clyde Chapman

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Elton Clyde Chapman

Nashville, TN

Elton was a loving father, brother, uncle,"granddaddy," great"granddaddy" and devoted friend. Elton passed June 13, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Vickie Roberts; three grandchildren, Virginia, Anna, and Walter; and his great-granddaughter, Valerie. Elton is also survived by his brother, Carl Chapman of Atlanta, GA; his sister, Freda Fowler of Ideal, GA; and niece, Laquita Thomas of Cumming, GA.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Overby Chapman; father, George "Pop" Clyde; mother, Mable Jewell Chapman; and half-brothers, Calvin Chapman and Marvin Brown Chapman.

Elton was born April 3, 1929 in Ideal, GA and has resided in Nashville since 1960.

Elton was a long time member of the Hillwood Country Club, where loved to spend time with his friends playing cards or a enjoying a round of golf. Although Elton was a man with a strong set of values and pragmatic nature, he had a special way of making people feel valued and loved. His integrity, kindness and love for friends and family will be greatly missed.

Celebration of Life Service will be Tuesday, June 17 at eleven thirty in Woodlawn's Dignity Hall with visitation Monday from three o'clock until six o'clock, and Tuesday from ten o'clock until the service at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Carl Chapman, Walter Roberts Jr., Reuben Farnsworth, Greg Bell, Ron Doss, and Matt Tyson. Honorary Pallbearers are Joe Pepper, Fred Long, Billy Bell, Gene Striblin and George Gianikas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Barbara and CT Overby Youth Golf Fund by contacting The Winston-Salem Foundation at 336-725-2382.

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Published in The Tennessean from June 14 to June 15, 2014
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