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In Memory of

Phillip L. Chapman

April 14, 1950 - July 31, 2017

Obituary


Phillip L Chapman, born April 14, 1950 in Lake Wales, Florida to Ruth L. and Lee Hamrick Chapman, passed away July 31, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his father, his beloved mother, his sisters Patricia Zeigle, Wilma Jean Chapman and Jerri Feola, his brother Jimmy Duett and recently, his wife, Penny Buhr Chapman.

He is survived by his sister, Margaret Stanfield (Herbert); brother, Paul Chapman; stepson John Buhr (Shannon); grandchildren - Justin, Hannah, Dawson and Shaynne; aunts, Juanita Davis and Mamiedale White; uncle, Wiley Johnson (Marietta), and many nieces, nephews, and...

Phillip L Chapman, born April 14, 1950 in Lake Wales, Florida to Ruth L. and Lee Hamrick Chapman, passed away July 31, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his father, his beloved mother, his sisters Patricia Zeigle, Wilma Jean Chapman and Jerri Feola, his brother Jimmy Duett and recently, his wife, Penny Buhr Chapman.

He is survived by his sister, Margaret Stanfield (Herbert); brother, Paul Chapman; stepson John Buhr (Shannon); grandchildren - Justin, Hannah, Dawson and Shaynne; aunts, Juanita Davis and Mamiedale White; uncle, Wiley Johnson (Marietta), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be dearly missed by all.

Phil grew up in Lakeland, Florida where he enjoyed life surrounded by a close knit family and life long friends. He started his long career with Piper Aircraft there, then transferred to Vero Beach, Florida in the mid 1980's, where he met and began his life with Penny. They spent 30 happy years together, and stood beside one another through the best and hardest of times.

Phil enjoyed his work and loved to go flying, but spending time with his family and friends was always most important to him. Phil had many great qualities: integrity and compassion to name a few. He would put the needs of others before his own. He had a good sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke around.

Phil learned that life isn't always easy, but you should enjoy what you have, not take yourself too seriously, and let the people in your life know how much you love them.

A visitation will take place at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 2 -3 pm followed by the funeral service at 3pm.