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Donald L. Chapman


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Donald L. Chapman

AGE: 72 • Tallahassee, FL

Donald L. Chapman, 72, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away on Friday (11/4) after a fierce battle with cancer. Don was born Dec 25, 1943 in Wilmington, DE, to parents Lloyd and Lula Chapman.

Don attended the Philadelphia College of Bible and Reformed Episcopal Seminary. He served as chaplain at the Delaware Correctional Center and was the Dir. of Religious Services for the Dept. of Corrections. He ministered and supervised hundreds of volunteers, as well as helped to create the nationally recognized Teen Challenge Program. Later in life, Don's path shifted to helping others through his roles as a protective investigator and medical disability examiner for the State of FL. He and his wife co-owned Klassic Katering and he enjoyed working there as often as he could.

Don is survived by his wife: Karen; children: Samantha Chapman (Justin) Rafel, Jonathan (Sharln) Chapman, E. Joy Chapman; and grandchildren: Jack and Reagan Chapman. He also leaves behind his beloved dogs: Mani and Mini Rose.
Published in The News Journal on Nov. 8, 2016
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