Obituary of Rodney Edward Chapman
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Rodney Edward Chapman, 75, of 103 Grove Street, Westover, passed away peacefully into the arms of angels, on Wednesday morning, March 29 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Rodney was born on January 13, 1948, the son of the late Raymond and Bertha Chapman.
He was a 1967 graduate of University High School. He served a five year apprenticeship and became a Journeyman and a member of the United Association Local 152 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He often said, “I loved my job and miss it still.”
Rodney married Sharon Toothman on May 25, 1969. They are the parents of three sons: Ryan (Janel) of Dublin, Ohio, Evan (Kimberly), and Nathan (Holli) of Westover. Rodney was Grandpa to Andrew, Elizabeth, and Ben of Dublin, Ohio, and Makenzie of Morgantown and Kennedy of Pittsburgh. He was a PaPaw to Carter of Westover. He enjoyed fishing with them at Dixon Lake, eating chocolate, cookies, and ice cream, and offering them rides in his red Mustang.
Rodney is survived by two sisters, Yvonne LeFerre of American Canyon, California and Sheila Miller of Chattanooga, Tennessee.; nephews, Rodney and Todd Miller and Brett Bolen as well as nieces Stacey Bolen Dean and Beth Ann Bolen Brobst and several great nieces and nephews. Rodney is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Deronda Toothman of Knightdale, North Carolina. Every warm, sunny morning, he joined his best friend, Dick Brake fishing at Dixon Lake.
In addition to his parents, Rodney is preceded in death by one sister, Iris Bolen.
His family will gather for a private service. We invite family and friends to celebrate his life later this summer. The man who had his “talk with the Big Man” quietly loved so many. Please join us.
McCulla Funeral Home has provided cremation services and online condolences may be extended to the family at www.mcculla.com