Eddie Dean Chapman

 

Last updated 10/7/2020 at 4:50pm

Eddie Dean Chapman, born on October 2, 1947, went to sleep waiting on Jesus to call him home on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at his South Carolina home.

He was the son of the late Cyrus Edward and Lottie Mae Dodson Chapman. His beloved brother, Lonnie Chapman, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Linda Barton Chapman, daughters, Evelyn Diane Chapman and Lisa D. Chapman Sims of the home; grandsons, Jason Henderson (Julie) of Surrency, Ga., Richard Parker and Victor Sims Jr .; and his #1 granddaughter, Ashley Sims Thomas (Kevin) of Fort Polk, La .; four great-grandsons, Corban Henderson, Camdyn Henderson, Jamie Parker and Ezra Thomas.

He graduated from Rosman High School in 1965. In the 1980s and 1990s, he built many houses, Mica’s Restaurant in Sapphire, a housing project in Statesville, N.C., and a manufacturing plant in South Carolina. He became a paint contractor later in life and painted many houses in Transylvania County not by advertising but by word-of-mouth. Mostly, he will be remembered for his love of country music. He played many years with the Carolina Country Band, mostly at the Lake Toxaway and Balsam Grove community centers. He willingly played for benefits free of charge to help people he did not even know. His most requested song was “My Farewell Party” by Gene Watson. He could play multiple musical instruments and wrote some of his own songs.


His wish was to be cremated and laid to rest at the Whitmire Cemetery on Flat Creek Valley Road. A Celebration of Life for Eddie will be announced at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com.

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.

 
 

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