OBITUARY

Richard Philip Chatham Sr.

September 8, 1933May 8, 2018
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Richard Philip Chatham, Sr. passed away peacefully on May 8, 2018 at Community Hospice Hadlow Center for Caring, joining the love of his life and wife of 55 years Anna Joyce Chatham. He was born on September 8, 1933. Athletically talented, he received a football scholarship to attend Clemson University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and went on to graduate from the University of West Florida. He had a distinguished 38 year career with SCM/Glidco retiring in 1998 to care for our mother. For ten years Dad lovingly cared for our sweet and special mother until her passing in 2008. Those who had the privilege of knowing Dad know that he made lifelong friends whom he treasured, always placed others before himself, and had unconditional and unending love for his family. Although our hearts are heavy with sadness, they are also filled with loving memories. We are so thankful for the time we had together.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clifton Lee and Sadie M. Chatham, wife Anna Joyce Chatham, brother Thomas Chatham, and grandson Michael Ray Lannom. He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia C. Lannom (Ray), Mary Melinda Chatham, one son Richard Philip Chatham, Jr. (Maureen), four grandchildren Amy Catherine Lannom, Christopher Philip Lannom (Kelly), Richard Philip Chatham, III and Zachary T. Chatham. Also surviving are eleven great-grandchildren: Joshua Daniel Parks, Seth Samuel Parks, James L. Parks, Charlotte Anna Parks, Kemper Philip Lannom, Kensington Joyce Lannom, Coby Mills Lannom, Catherine Denise Lannom, Cooper Thomas Lannom, Keegan Richard Lannom, and Karyss Anna Lannom.

Graveside services will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 11:00am. A reception to celebrate the life of Richard Philip Chatham will follow in the Oaklawn Chapel. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to either All Saints Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL or Community Hospice, Jacksonville, FL.

Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception to follow the Graveside Service
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Ron Cravey

May 22, 2018

Mr. Chatham was truly more than a plant manager, he was a true friend. He treated all people with respect and dignity. My wife and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family in this great loss. May God bless you and comfort you in these days ahead.

Michael Beggs

May 21, 2018

My first memories of Mr. Chatham are of him as my coach for the SSA Wolfpack pop warner team. He was a constant mentor for me through junior and senior high school and once trusted me to drive the family car instead of Richard on a road trip to Savannah to visit Nancy Thompson. I never met a man I admired more. My thoughts and prayers are with Richard and the entire family.

Michael Mathews

May 20, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Richard and the family. The fond memories of Coach Chatham, working with him for years at SCM Glidco , and the great stories of his fishing trips will always be etched in my mind. Phil was a great Dad and friend and he will be missed by us all.

Patricia Otterson

May 16, 2018

Phil was a wonderful client and friend for 20 years. He was such a gentleman and I will miss our many conversations about the economy and the markets. It was such a pleasure to work with him for many years.

Richard Hastings

May 14, 2018

My memories of "Mr" Chatham started as a neighbor and as the dad of my brother's friend. You could tell by his relationship with Richard that they had a great father/son bond, and that he was good dad. Later, I went to work at SCM and began my own career working in manufacturing where he was the Plant Manager, and then later as Director of Manufacturing for multiple sites. I think anyone that knew him saw his personality as a patient, thoughtful and confident leader who treated everyone with respect. Every time I saw him after he retired it was like visiting with family.
He will surely be missed by his work "family".

Kenneth Handley

May 14, 2018

I worked with Phil Chatham at SCM organic Chemicals and remember him as a fine gentlemen and outstanding individual to work with. Phil was a good manager with the ability to " get the job done" and had a good sense of humor to go along with good instincts. In summing up Phil, I think of him as the " salt of the earth, "

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Biography

Richard Philip Chatham, Sr. passed away peacefully on May 8, 2018 at Community Hospice Hadlow Center for Caring, joining the love of his life and wife of 55 years Anna Joyce Chatham. He was born on September 8, 1933. Athletically talented, he received a football scholarship to attend Clemson University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and went on to graduate from the University of West Florida. He had a distinguished 38 year career with SCM/Glidco retiring in 1998 to care for our mother. For ten years Dad lovingly cared for our sweet and special mother until her passing in 2008. Those who had the privilege of knowing Dad know that he made lifelong friends whom he treasured, always placed others before himself, and had unconditional and unending love for his family. Although our hearts are heavy with sadness, they are also filled with loving memories. We are so thankful for the time we had together.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clifton Lee and Sadie M. Chatham, wife Anna Joyce Chatham, brother Thomas Chatham, and grandson Michael Ray Lannom. He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia C. Lannom (Ray), Mary Melinda Chatham, one son Richard Philip Chatham, Jr. (Maureen), four grandchildren Amy Catherine Lannom, Christopher Philip Lannom (Kelly), Richard Philip Chatham, III and Zachary T. Chatham. Also surviving are eleven great-grandchildren: Joshua Daniel Parks, Seth Samuel Parks, James L. Parks, Charlotte Anna Parks, Kemper Philip Lannom, Kensington Joyce Lannom, Coby Mills Lannom, Catherine Denise Lannom, Cooper Thomas Lannom, Keegan Richard Lannom, and Karyss Anna Lannom.