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Russell W. Chapman, 80, of Eatonton passed away at his home on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 after a short illness.
Russell was born in Crawfordville on Sept. 25, 1937. He was the third of four sons born to the late Samuel W. Chapman and Reba Louise (Morrow) Chapman.
Russell served honorably in the United States Air Force for four years as a Bombing & Gunnery Specialist. After service he was a carpenter by trade and worked as an independent contractor as well as on massive structures such as the power generator plant towers in Georgia. He also had a workshop at this home where he produced mobile buildings, children's playhouses and other smaller structures for sale. He was a very dedicated worker and continued to work even after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. In addition to his work career he was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Brother David -at birth, Franklin-2015 (Diana), son Clayton (1986). He is survived by his dedicated wife, Barbara; son, David (Angie); daughters, LaTan McIntire (Kenny), Monica Olivarez-Clemons (David); grandchildren, Tony Chapman, Cory Silvernail, Layna Prince, Bryanna Prince, Dillon Prince, Ava Clemons and Creed Clemons, Allison Knight and Ray Crowe. He is also survived by a brother, Sam (Juanita).
The family will be at Williams Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 from 6 until 7 p.m. with a service following at 7 p.m.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net.
Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Milledgeville is in charge of arrangements.
Published on February 5, 2018
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