Robert William Chapman

March 22, 1955April 12, 2019

ROBERT WILLIAM CHAPMAN, age 64, passed away April 12, 2019. Rob was born March 22, 1955 in Tulsa, Oklahoma but spent most of his life in Bellaire, Texas. Graduating from Bellaire High School in 1974, he married his high school sweetheart Martha Lynn Broward on June 5, 1976 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Together they raised four children. Rob’s highest priority was to provide for his children’s education. He worked long hours and often took out-of-town jobs to pay for private schools and enable Martha to be a stay-at-home mother, a role she treasured. Rob spent his weekends renovating rental properties and cooking feasts for family and friends that routinely popped in to visit. He was an avid cards player and especially loved to play Hearts with his brothers. He also loved to spend time at Lake Travis with family, friends and his golden retrievers. After 35+ years of service, Rob (known professionally as Bob) retired from Bechtel in 2016 and spent the last few years enjoying long motorcycle rides and weekly margarita nights with friends.

Rob is survived by his children Chelsea Cantrelle (Nelson), Jocelyn Vincent (Blane), Todd (Christa) and Chase Chapman, 6 grandchildren, brothers Charles, Richard (Linda), Thomas and John (Ginger) Chapman, mother-in-law Mary Ann Broward, sister-in-law Susan-Elaine Broward, brothers-in-law Matthew and Benjamin (Tammy) Broward, 1 niece and 5 nephews.

Rob was preceded in death by his wife Martha and parents C. Joe (Charles Joseph) and Flo (Florene) Geldard Chapman.

The family will hold a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Catholic Charites (


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Jennifer Byrne

April 21, 2019

James and I share many childhood memories with the Chapman’s - school, summers, lake Travis, swim team the memories go on and on...we will miss Mr Chapman and mourn with many over his passing. He and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jamie Zelko

April 21, 2019

Jocelyn (Chapman) Vincent, my darling, childhood friend...I am placing you in my heart, sending out to your beautiful family, strength and peace for such an unjustifiable loss of your father. Also many, many prayers from the entire "Zelko Family"

*Our Family Prayer to You: Loving God, We please ask for comfort, for only you know the deepest needs of those who call upon to you. We look to you to surround the Chapman Family with your unconditional love and strength, to help them overcome the stumbling blocks throughout their life’s journey. Reminding us all of courage found through Christ. We ask that you guide and protect them through these difficult times. As your faithful and loving servants and in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— All our loving support,
Jamie Zelko & Family 💕

Robert Horn

April 18, 2019

Chelsea, Jocelyn, Todd, Chase So sorry for your loss. As one fortunate enough to have worked closely with both girls, I know their fiery competitiveness and honest care for their teammates had to be instilled in them long before I showed up. Coach Horn

Sr. Jane Meyer

April 18, 2019

Chelsea and Jocelyn, you have my deepest sympathy. Your dad was a wonderful man. It is never easy to lose one we love but his memory and the many values he taught you will live on in you and your children. Be assured of my love, prayers and support.

Blessings and love,
Sr. Jane

Jim Rock

April 17, 2019

Bob was a good friend over my many years at Bechtel. We shared many, many lunch hours telling each other our family stories.
I know he will be greatly missed by both friends and family.
My prayers go out to his family during this Easter week.

Alister Smith

April 17, 2019

Some of my fondest memories are moments at lunches and meetings with you holding court and dispensing good feelings and your unique wisdom .
My friend, our world is a sadder place without you; you are sorely missed.
Vaya con Dios viejo amigo.

Kelley Gorski

April 17, 2019

Rob you will be truly missed!!! Your smile and wonderful heart!!! ❤️ You now are in heaven with your love of your life. I still cannot believe .. always will be thinking of you!!!!
Kelley Gorski

Joseph McGrath

April 17, 2019

Will miss you dearly my good friend
You were truly one of a kind.

Chester Payne

April 17, 2019

I’ve known Rob all my life back to when we were kids. He was a friend of my older brother so those older guys helped raise me. Rob was always very funny and intelligent as well. He will be missed.

Kerry Campbell

April 17, 2019

Our hearts are broken to hear about your Dad. We still think about all of you. I have Marty's Birthday marked on my calendar every year.

Some of our best memories were watching all of you grow up at St. Paul's, all the Birthday parties, the crazy Halloween Parties especially that time at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. We loved that vacation we took with all of you at Lake Travis.

We send all our prayers and support to each of you. All our love - Kerry, Brad, Jennifer, and Bryce Campbell