Robert "Bobby" Chapman

February 25, 1928 ~ June 10, 2012

LAKE ARTHUR Funeral services for Mr. Robert R. Chapman, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Rev. Clyde Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. Funeral home visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., today, Tuesday; and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. A rosary led by the Knights of Columbus will be recited at 7:00 p.m., today, Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Mr. Chapman died at 8:20 a.m., Sunday, June 10, 2012 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Lake Arthur, graduate of the Lake Arthur High School class of 1945, graduated from SLI, now ULL in 1952 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and was a retired machinist. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 3012. He loved his family more than anything. He was connected to God enjoying Gods gifts of nature being an avid gardener, fisherman and hunter. He was the #1 fan of the Lake Arthur High School Girls basketball team and Cajun Express AAU team. He spent many weekends at basketball tournaments with Rosie and family. His best times were spent piddling at the machine shop with sons and sons-in-law and visiting with two of his best friends, Franklin Price and Thomas Pete and his grandchildren. He will always be remembered for constantly wearing the sweetest most contagious smile imaginable. Survivors include his wife, Adeline Benoit Chapman of Lake Arthur; three daughters, Roberta Chapman Palermo and husband Bobby of Lake Arthur, Rosie Chapman Shaw and husband Joey of Lake Arthur, Clarissa Chapman Menard and husband Troy of Covington; four sons, John P. Chapman and wife Sheila Chapman of Singapore, Tom Chapman and wife Katie of Cypress, TX, Chris Chapman and wife Mary Ellen of Lumberton, TX, Bill Chapman and wife Tania of Lake Arthur; 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mary Reimers Chapman.

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  2. Proud to be related to such a Wonderful man. He was a very special person. Our memories will always be with us and you. Love you guys. Beth Faulk Stack

  3. To Tom & his family – may the Lord watch over you and keep you comforted in this time of loss and grief. My warmest condolences to the Chapman family. Bruce Bradley

  4. Mrs Adeline, Rosie and family, I am so sorry for your family's loss. I know how special Mr Bobby was to his family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all. Sonja Dudley Aker

  5. Clarissa and The entire Champman family, may you always find comfort in the memories your dad has left behind. Your family chain is now broken and nothing will be the same but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again, so until then keep smiling like he would whant you to do.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Mr. Bobby had the best smile in the world and he will be missed. God Bless you all.

  7. Indeed I knew and remember Robert Chapman well. To Adeline & family, I send warm expressions of sympathy and the promise of prayers for your husband and father and the family. The parish and the town have also suffered a great loss. May he rest in peace!

  8. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends..Mr. Chapman always had that great smile when we saw him..may his memories bring happiness to all of you..

  9. Adeline and Family, It's been almost a month since Bobby passed away and I still find it difficult to express our sympathy to you regarding the loss of such a kind, gentle giant of a man. What a joy it always was to see his gracious smile and grin during the 28 years that I had the privilege of renting his Mom and Dad's home on the lake front in Lake Arthur. Mom, Judy, and I really enjoyed living there and truly missed everyone when we moved away. Bobby was one of the kindest souls I've ever met. I'll never forget his many kindnesses and gentile manner of coping with problems. He is greatly missed by our family. All of you are in our prayers, because I know you loved "Poppa" so much. We did, too!

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