Earl Lawrence Chapman

Died: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Wed., Feb. 08, 2017
Location: Olney Cemetery

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Earl Lawrence Chapman of Pilot Rock died Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at his home.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 1:00 pm in Olney Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

Earl was born June 15, 1925 in Spokane, Washington to Lawrence Chapman and Besie (Anderson) Chapman. He lived in Spokane, North Dakota, Tri-Cities, Oklahoma, and Pilot Rock. He was married to Bea Chapman for 61 years.

He joined the Navy when he was 17 during WWII. He served on the Soloman Islands and Saipan Islands. After the war he was a fireman at Hanford. He did farm work and was a Millwright at Fiberboard Mill. He was a janitor for the Pilot Rock School District.

He was the Lion of the year for years 1987, 1989, 1992, and 2000. He received the Lion’s President Award in 1988. He received the Lion’s Outstanding Service Award in 1994. He received Pilot Rock’s First Citizen Award in 1989. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his brother Dale Chapman of Pilot Rock, one grandson, Kelly Quinn of Pendleton, and two nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Bea, daughter Earlene Decker and son Robert Chapman.


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