Leroy Chapman was born March 23, 1932, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Virgil Marion and Ruby (Young) Chapman. He died Friday, April 1, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 84 years. Leroy completed his secondary education in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was a graduate of Central High School. He was a veteran of the armed forces having served his country honorably with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was married September 21, 1956, in Tulsa to Betty DePriest. He spent most of his working life as an entrepreneur in various business endeavors. He particularly enjoyed spending time on “The Ranch” north of Skiatook, Oklahoma. He also enjoyed driving and caring for vintage cars. Leroy was a longtime faithful member of Harvard Avenue Baptist Church in Tulsa. He was always willing to extend his time or money toward anyone who needed help whether friend or stranger. He used this as an expression of his character and would always share the gospel. These relationships were for a lifetime and never forgotten. Most important in his life was time spent with his family, especially the grandkids.
Loving family members include:
His wife of nearly 60 years; Betty, of the home
Sheree Jordan and husband Judd, of Skiatook
Shelley Kourtis and husband Pete, of Owasso
Sheila Chapman, of Tulsa
Stacey Frieden, of Tulsa
Jarad Jordan and wife Sarah
Jacob Jordan and fiancée Kerry Jones
Jesse Jordan and wife Janae
Three great grandchildren; Greenly Jordan, Dexter Jordan, and Kysen Jordan
Sister; Joycelyn Woods
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Marion Chapman.
Visitation will be held 1:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m,. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Harvard Avenue Baptist Church in Tulsa with Reverend Billy Green officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at the Chapman Cemetery in Skiatook, Oklahoma. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
My sympthany to the family of Leroy
— Lee Milam, Sunday – April 3, 2016
Shelley-Pete, We were sorry to hear about the death of Leroy. Our family remembers his love for the farm. We especially remember the time he took to give us a personal tour of the property. Please express our sympathy to Mrs. Chapman.
— Philip Sewell, Wednesday – April 20, 2016
So sorry to hear of Leroy’s death. I have very fond memories of Leroy, Gene and Don, when as a child I would visit my grandmother, Eunice Earp, when she worked for them at Acme. I will add this wonderful family to my prayers for your comfort.
— Brenda Tune Moyes, Monday – October 3, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Wednesday – April 6, 2016
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Harvard Avenue Baptist Church
3235 East 17th Street
Thursday – April 7, 2016
Thursday – April 7, 2016