George B. Chapman Sr.

Born: Fri., Sep. 6, 1935
Died: Mon., Sep. 30, 2013


6:00 PM Wed., Oct. 02, 2013
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Oct. 03, 2013
Location: Vidalia First Baptist Church

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Mr. George B. Chapman Sr., age 78, of Vidalia died Monday evening September 30, 2013 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after a brief illness.

Mr. Chapman was a native of Tattnall County and resided in Vidalia since 1960.  He graduated from the University of Georgia as a pharmacist and began his career with Lamars Drugs, later Plaza and Chapman Pharmacy.  He was a past president of the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce; he was the 1989 Vidalia Citizen of the Year.  He was also a member of and served as a deacon of Vidalia First Baptist Church.  Mr. Chapman served on the USS Macon in the United States Navy. He acted as an advocate and was instrumental in bringing Southeastern Technical College to our county.  

Mr. Chapman is preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Sikes Chapman.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Chapman of Vidalia; two sons, Wes Chapman of Vidalia and Biram Chapman, wife Karen Thompson Chapman of Vidalia; two grandchildren, KayLeigh Chapman of Atlanta,  Carter Chapman, wife Jennifer and their daughter Virginia  of Atlanta. Two brothers, Ben Chapman and Ralph Chapman, both of Richmond Hill, also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Chapman will be held Thursday October 3, 2013 at 11:00 am from the historic chapel of Vidalia First Baptist Church with Reverend Bucky Kennedy and Reverend Don Moye officiating.  Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 6 PM on Wednesday.  

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vidalia First Baptist Church building fund or Meadows Regional Cancer Center.

Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service of Vidalia is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Eric Norton
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Ric Norton.

In loving memory of a true gentleman and friend.

Leon and Janice Butler
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with the family. God bless. Leon and Janice

Tifton Drugs
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Praying for peace in this difficult time.

Tammie Gibbs
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was always good to us and you have all been such good friends. Know that we are lifting you up in prayer during this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything.

Tammie, Mike and Anthony Gibbs

Peggy Donehoo
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Sarah, I'm sure John was one of the first to greet George on the other side. He was so grateful that you and George had each other.

We (Tim & I) had planned in advance to come down when this occured, but this week-long advance training course of his is almost mandatory.
My prayers will be with you constantly.

Wayne and Kathy Davis
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Wayne and I were so sorry to hear about Mr. Chapman passing away. He was a fine man and will be missed. My condolences go out to his wife Sara,his two sons and families..

Ricky & Marsha Ussery
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Wes, Byram, Mrs Sarah & extended family;

Mr George was truly a gentleman and I count it a pleasure to have known him over the past 20 or so years. I met Mr George when I first came to work in Vidalia over 20 years ago, he was always encouraging and helpful in giving back to the community.

May the peace which surpasses all understanding be with each of you during this time.

Trent Akins
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
When I opened my first pharmacy in 1988, I went and visited George at his home and asked him for advise. The one thing he told me and I've never forgotten was, "you run your business and don't let your business run you". I have struggled to adhere to his advise over the years,but have strived to keep that at the forefront. He also told me on another occasion to not let business cause me to neglect my family. He was a true mentor and friend who left his mark on my life. Well done good and faithful servant! Enjoy your eternal life with our Savior!

Pat Van Dyke Mc Cullough
   Posted Tue October 01, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this sad time. George was such an inspiration to me when I was growing up. As the kids babysitter, I got to know him in a private setting as well as through our church. He was truly a man for the people, for his family, but firstly, for his God. Thank you Mr. George for the inspiration you shared with so many people throughout your professional, Christian, and personal life. We know you will not be forgotten.

Peggy Sanders
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
I will miss my Uncle George. He was an example to me of what a good man should be. I will miss our talks we used to have. I have loved you all my life.

Barbara Williams
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
Dear Wes, Briam, and Mrs. Sara,

I was so saddened when I heard about Mr. George. He was a highly respected man that had many friends. Mr. George was the best "BOSS" I ever worked with. I love my Chapman Pharmacy and Healthcare Family! We will miss Mr. George very much!
God Bless you all, I will keep you in my thoughts and Prayers.

Barbara and Donnie


J Charles Coleman
   Posted Wed October 02, 2013
The Pharmacy will not seem the same without the presence of Mr. George. He was always polite and kind not matter the situation. He will be missed.

J Charles & Janeth Coleman and family

Joseph Morris
   Posted Thu October 03, 2013
Biram and Family,
I hate to hear about your father. I hope you and your family the best. Hopefully, you will remember the good times that you had together.

God Bless

Fred & Sheila David
   Posted Sun October 06, 2013
Mr. George will be missed. He had the kindest soul and easy spirit. Fred & I enjoyed his stories and sense of humor. Most of all, we were struck by his genuine kindness and love for others. Our only regret is that we did not know him better! I know Mr. George was greeted by many in the Promise Land where he knows no more pain and sickness. He must be so full of joy...Please know that we are praying for you, all of you!
Fred, Sheila & Lily

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