James W. Chapman

March 08, 1925 - April 20, 2011 

James W. Chapman

March 08, 1925 - April 20, 2011 

Obituary for James W. Chapman

Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) James W. Chapman 3/8/1925 - 4/20/2011 This highly decorated Veteran of WWII, Korea and Viet Nam, is survived by his wife, Doris (Wetherhold) Chapman; sons and daughters, James W. (Louise) Chapman, Jr., Elizabeth L. Hansen, John W. Chapman, Christopher M. (Therese) Chapman, James W. Chapman III, Johnny W. (Sabrina) Chapman, Jeffrey W. Chapman, Jeremy W. (Kim) Chapman, Dorothy Murphy and Kathleen S. Vazquez and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. After serving in the United States Air Force for 25 years, he taught at the Tuller School and then became the beloved instructor of 35 years at Hogan School of Real Estate. The family wishes to thank the attentive and caring people at St. Joseph's Hospital and Villa Campana Catalina Unit for their tireless work keeping his dignity intact as he moved through the last phases of his life. A Visitation will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. on Tuesday evening, April 26, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at ADAIR DODGE CHAPEL, followed by a 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service with Full Military Honors at Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. Flowers are always a lovely and thoughtful memorial. The family has requested Memorial Donations be made in his name to Tuller School where Jim taught and influenced many young students for close to a decade. Tuller offers scholarships to many families of low socioeconomic status that benefited from awesome teachers like Jim Chapman since 1955.

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