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Raymond R. Chapman
Obituary for
Raymond R. Chapman
Submitted by: Bob Chada


© The Guthrie News Leader
Sunday, December 15, 2002

Memorial services for Raymond R. Chapman, 85, formerly of Guthrie, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002 at Cochran Mortuary in Wichita, Kan., with the Rev. David McCord officiating. Interment followed in Old Mission Wichita Park Mausoleum in Wichita.
Chapman was born Sept. 20, 1917 in Frisco, Oklahoma to George Washington and Estelle Duncan Chapman. He died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at Via Christi Riverside Medical Center in Wichita following several months of ill health.
He grew up primarily in Guthrie, but in his mid-teens joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and lived at the 101 Boys Ranch in Ponca City until he reached manhood. He served in World War II with the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, where he was wounded in action in Germany and received the Purple Heart. He attended and completed training at the Wichita Barber College on the GI Bill and was the retired owner of the Bitting Building Barber Shop in downtown Wichita, where he worked for over 50 years.
He was a member of Westside Christian Church, the Albert Pike Lodge No. 303, the Golden Age Club of Wichita and he was a delegate to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention.
He married Lucille Morrison of Coalgate. They were married 48 years before her death in 1989.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, J. K. Chapman of Tucson, Ariz., and two sisters, Cleo Moore of Wichita and Mae Melton of Wynnewood.
Survivors include two daughters, Lovetta and husband Mike Russell of Iola, Kan. and Renee Chapman of Wichita; one son, Howard and wife Karen Chapman of Wichita; one son,Howard and wife Karen Chapman of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Leonard L. Chapman of Wichita and George W. Chapman, Jr. of Toronto, Kan.; one sister, Lola Johnson of Tomball, Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He also still has many relatives living in the Guthrie area.
He was cremated.
Memorial may be made to the American Stroke Association, 2100 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214.


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