Richard Nolan Chapman, Sr. age 72, of North Wilkesboro, went home to be with his Lord, Monday, February 4, 2019.

He was born October 16, 1946 in Smyth County, Virginia to Johnny Alex and Nola Clemie Routh Chapman. Mr. Chapman was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and was employed with Tyson Foods for over 30 years. Richard was an active member of Celebration Church. In his retirement he loved attending Wilkes Senior Center, playing pickle ball and being a proud Paw Paw. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Oscar Chapman; grandson, Parker Christly Wyatt; and sister-in-law, Lydia Chapman.

Surviving are his son, Richie Chapman and wife Jennifer of Wilkesboro; daughter, Amy Wyatt and husband Charles of Ronda; brothers, J.D. Chapman and wife Mary Jane of Madison Heights, Virginia, Ronnie Chapman of Saltville, Virginia; sisters, Cathy Holmes, Gloria Davenport and husband Herbert all of Glade Springs, Virginia; sister-in-law, Joyce Chapman of Pulaski, Virginia; and three grandchildren, Ethan, Jacob and Blake Chapman.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Celebration Church with Rev. Dennis Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends at Celebration Church from 1:00 until 2:00 on Saturday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wake Forest Baptist Health Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 and Wilkes Senior Center, 228 Fairplains School Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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