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Robert Gary Chapman

Tullahoma - On November 17, 2018, Mr. Robert Gary Chapman, age 78 of Tullahoma, TN, entered into rest at Tennova Healthcare – Harton, surrounded by his loving family. Gary was born in Lewisburg, TN, to the late B.M. and Hazel Chapman. He was an engineer at Jacobs and continued to do consulting even after retirement. Gary loved playing, watching, and coaching many sports including tennis, basketball, and football. He was very involved in his granddaughters’ sports and loved his walnut trees. Gary was very witty and enjoyed riding his tractor around on the farm.

In addition to his parents, Gary is also preceded in death by one brother, Jim Chapman and one sister, Barbara Farnsworth. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Linda Chapman; one son, Garth Chapman; one daughter, Rada (Tony) Fults; one brother, Shawn Chapman; one sister, Debora (Phillip) Thomas; two granddaughters, Eleanor and Ingrid Fults.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Brother Tom Watson officiating.

Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to your favorite charity in Gary’s honor.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve The Chapman Family.


Starts: 11/20/18 at 1:00pm
Ends: 11/20/18 at 2:00pm
Tullahoma Funeral Home
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Funeral Service
Starts: 11/20/18 at 2:00pm
Tullahoma Funeral Home
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Starts: 11/20/18 at 3:00pm
Concord Cemetery
Tullahoma, TN 37388


Michael Robison says:

Dearest Chapman family,
So very sorry to learn of the passing of Gary. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With loving sympathy, Michael Robison

Kay Lewis Kennedy says:

My very deepest sympathy to all the Chapman family. Gary was such a part of my memories of Tullahoma and THS, as was Jimmy, Barbara, and their dear, sweet mother, Hazel Chapman. In reading the notice, it appears he led a full life with a loving family. May that give you comfort in the days to come. Kay Lewis Kennedy

Joyce M Frassrand says:

Deepest sympathy to the Chapman family. It is so hard to let our loved ones go. Gary was so loved by all his classmates at THS. We will all miss Gary but may his soul RIP. Joyce McDaniel Frassrand

Joe Winters says:

I am so sad to hear about Gary’s passing. I so enjoyed coaching with and against him. He was always so helpful with everything I ever asked of him. He will be missed.

Alice Risner says:

We are saddened to learn of Gary's death. Peace be with the family as you remember all the good memories shared together.
Noah/Alice Risner and Family

Jackie Chapman says:

Linda and family, I was so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Please know I will keep you all in my prayers that you find comfort in wonderful memories.

Charlotte Hickerson Jarvis says:

Linda and family. I am so sorry To hear this about Gary. He was truly a good man. I pray for strength and comfort during this sad time.

Rosie and Ralph Graham says:

We are so saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you face this loss. May memories surround you and bring you peace at this time.

Leslie Wurst says:

Cory and I were so very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. We love our Lake Hills neighbors and want you to know that we're here if you need a hug, a walk through the woods, a boat ride, tea or coffee on the front porch, and anything else that helps. We know that time and sweet memories will ease your sorrow.

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