SAMUEL O CHAPMAN
November 17, 1919 – December 31, 2018
Samuel O. Chapman
Pickens – Samuel Olar Chapman, 99, husband of Betty Jo Gibson Chapman passed from this life on Monday, December 31, 2018.
Mr. Chapman was born in Pickens County, a son of the late Frank B. and Nora Emma Looper Chapman. He was retired from the Liberty Plant of Woodside Mills and was a member of Elljean Baptist Church. Mr. Chapman served his country in the Pacific Theater during World War II in the U. S. Army.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Betty Jo Chapman, a son Larry Chapman (Julie) and his daughter Susan Chapman Crenshaw (Donald) all of Pickens. Grandchildren include Denise Chapman, Tim Chapman, Travis Crenshaw, Stephanie Powell, Cassie Ansel, and Lucas Chapman, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
The family will receive friends on Friday January 4, 2019 from 12 to 1:45 PM at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens with funeral services following at 2 PM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting www.DillardFunerals.com
The family will gather at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Donald Crenshaw.
Memorials may be made to Elljean Baptist Church, 605 Elljean Road Easley, South Carolina 29640.
Dillard Funeral Home Pickens, SC
- Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019
SAMUEL O CHAPMAN
ANGIE & WADE DODGENS
January 3, 2019
SWEET SUSAN, I WAS SO SAD WHEN SANDRA CALLED TO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DAD. HE WAS SUCH A SWEET MAN AND ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE . YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING PLEASE CALL.
January 2, 2019
We were saddened to learn of Olar's death on New Year's Eve. At whatever earthly age someone leaves us, it is difficult for those closest to them. My memories of "Uncle" Olar go back to my earliest years. He was always smiling, and I especially enjoyed hearing him talk about his war experiences. Today and forever, he is enjoying a reunion with his loved ones in Heaven.
We are sorry that we will not be able to be at the funeral due to previous travel plans, but please know that Betty and all of your family are in our prayers.
Donnie and Margaret Adams