Community Farewells

Help Families Begin Healing
top banner

Obituary Listings

Help Families Begin Healing

Robert D. Chapman

June 30, 1931 December 30, 2018
Robert D. Chapman
There are condolences waiting approval on Robert's Tribute wall
Obituary for Robert D. Chapman

Robert Dale Chapman
Perry, MI

Robert Dale Chapman of Perry, Michigan, age 87, went to be with his Lord and Savior, December 30, 2018. He was born on June 30, 1931 in Bangor, MI to Fred and Mildred (Funk) Chapman. Robert was a sharp shooter, who served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954. Robert graduated from Michigan State University with an industrial arts teaching degree and taught at Standish Sterling Public Schools for several years. Later, he earned his Masters of Education from MSU. Additionally, he earned his electrical and plumbing licenses to assist in the family business, Service Electric, for a number of years. He enjoyed using his maintenance and engineering skills at Dart Container Company as well as his teaching credentials at Macomb Intermediate School District where he taught school bus drivers. His heart of service for the church was demonstrated through carpentry, electric and plumbing skills, in addition to being the church historian and Sunday School Superintendent. He also assisted his neighbors and Livingston Christian schools in a variety of maintenance capacities.

Robert is survived by his wife Patricia (Service) Chapman, to whom he was married for 56 years, and his daughter, Katherine Chapman; his sister, Anna Brown; and many nephews and nieces.

Robert’s family and friends will gather on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 2:00 to 8:00PM at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, Howell, MI. Robert’s funeral service will be on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:30AM at Perry Church of the Nazarene, Perry, MI, gathering beginning at 10AM, with Pastor Harmon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston Christian Schools, Brighton, MI. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Robert’s memory would continue his legacy by seeking ways to serve God and the people you encounter. Please leave a message of comfort to the Chapman family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign the guestbook at

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Robert D. Chapman, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Family and Friends Gathering




2:00 PM 1/4/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/4/2019 8:00:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Lamb Chapel, Howell

312 South Michigan Avenue
Howell, MI 48843

Borek Jennings - Lamb Chapel, Howell
312 South Michigan Avenue Howell 48843 MI
United States

Community Farewell Service




11:30 AM 1/5/2019 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1/5/2019 12:30:00 PM
Perry Church of the Nazarene

3100 Ellsworth Road
Perry, MI 48872

Gathering beginning at 10AM at the church

Perry Church of the Nazarene
3100 Ellsworth Road Perry 48872 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Rose Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

Perry, MI

Perry MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Livingston Christian Schools

7669 Brighton Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Robert D. Chapman

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Robert

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.