Charlie Robertson Chapman

Charlie Robertson Chapman, 93, of 4335 Gladys Road, Altavista died Thursday, November 28, 2019, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dorothy May Eades Chapman.

He was born March 24, 1926, in Smythe County, a son of the late Fred Douglas Chapman and Malinda Surber Chapman. He attended Calvary Baptist Church and was a retired employee of The Lane Company. Charlie loved cutting wood for his wood stove, helping and caring for his friends and family.

He is survived by two sons, Glen Chapman of Raleigh, NC and Thomas Chapman of Rustburg; five daughters, Melinda Wilson of Randleman, NC, Jean Abernathy and her husband, Randall, of Ocean Isle, NC, Mary Robertson of Hurt, Annie Mae Clay and her husband, Larry, of Altavista and Carolyn Hudson and her husband, Junior, of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; eighteen great-great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.         

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Kathleen Hunt, Georgie Hunt and Virgie Brown; eight brothers, Verlin, Phillip, Lawrence, Willard, Paul, Doug, Ike and Jonah Chapman; and one grandson, Bryan Dawson.

A funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church, Altavista, by the Rev. Matt Gaston and Randolph Coffey. interment followed in The Good Shepherd’s Chapel Cemetery, Gladys.

The family received friends from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m., Sunday at Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista and other times at the residence.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 540, Altavista, VA

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