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Harold W. "Bud" Chapman

Monday, August 30, 2004

Harold W. "Bud" Chapman, better known to his friends as Hubcaps, was the son of the late Clarence and Laudie Garner Chapman, was born in Hunterville on April 16, 1933, and died at his home in Essex, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at the age of 71.

He had lived in Essex the past 49 years. He was a graduate of Vanduser High School, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was co-owner of Chapman and Vaughn Fabricating and Steel Supply Co. in Dexter and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

On April 16, 1955, he was married to Joyce Griffin at the Olive Branch Church near Essex.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Chapman of Essex; one son, Harold Chapman of Columbia; two daughters, Carla Taylor of Sikeston and Christy Dorton of Dexter; two sisters, Connie Reece and Mary Stalcup, both of Sikeston; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Jimmie Trotter of Sikeston officiating.

Interment will follow in the Old Bethel Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.