Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville

4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA


Fred Randolph Chapman

August 6, 1924June 10, 2020

Fred Randolph Chapman of Westminster Canterbury passed away on June 10, 2020. He was born on August 6, 1924 in Smithfield, VA and was the son of the late Henley C. and Louise H. Chapman. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Alice Chapman and his eldest son, Rick Chapman. Survivors include, his son Charles Chapman (Elaine), grandson Stephen (Brittany), and great granddaughter Saylor.

Fred graduated from Va Tech with a degree in Engineering. He served as a commissioned officer on active duty in the Navy during WWII for 4 years. He then served 23 years in the Navy Reserves achieving the rank of Lt. Commander. He also worked in Civil Service for Naval Engineering and Army Training Commands at Fort Monroe for 30 years. Upon retiring he worked as a Consulting Engineer.

Fred was a loving husband and father and always took care of his family. His many hobbies included gardening, traveling, wood working, and stamp collecting.

The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff of Westminster Canterbury for making Fred’s final home of 17 years a blessed one.

A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on June 15 at 10:00 am.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 15, 2020


Fred Randolph Chapman

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Steve Neumann

June 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Charles and his family on the loss of his father.

I have fond memories of hanging out with Charlie back in the late 60's at their home in Bellamy Manor. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman were always welcoming and it seemed like home when I visited. I always enjoyed stopping and chatting with Mr. Chapman when I was in the neighborhood.

Thinking of you,
Margaret and Steve Neumann

Mary DeFord

June 14, 2020

We will miss Fred. My thoughts and prayers are with you Charles and your family.
Mary DeFord

Clara Neumann

June 14, 2020

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Fred and Alice were neighbors in our Kempsville (Bellamy Manor) neighborhood in the late 60's. Both were soft spoken and sweet people. Their son, Charles, often was at our house as he and my son, Stephen, became friends. Good memories.
Prayers and blessings, Clara Neumann