PAUL RAY CHAPMAN
Paul Ray Chapman, 81, of Zephyrhills FL, formerly of
Summersville WV, passed away on Friday, January 12,
2018. Born November 3, 1936 at Nettie, WV, he was the
son of the late Gilbert Chapman and Bessie Burkholder
Chapman. He was also preceded in death by his son,
Jerry Allen Chapman and his daughter, Marilyn Chapman
He joined the Marine Corps out of high school and
then worked in the mine repair business. He was the
owner/operator of Chapman's Mine Service before a
debilitating stroke at the age of 53. Prior to his stroke, he
was active in the community by being a volunteer fireman
and town councilman. He was a member of the
Summersville Masonic Lodge #76 AF & AM, a 32nd°
Scottish Rite Mason for 50 years and a member of the
Beni Kedem Shriners.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Olive Ruth
Burkholder Chapman; children, Patricia Donelson of
Summersville, Paul (Lyndal) Chapman Jr. of Lutz, FL,
Barry (Willa) Chapman of Zephyrhills FL, Lora (Phillip)
Zalewski of Vienna, VA and son-in-law, Mike Westfall of
Zephyrhills, FL; siblings; Garneta Boyce of Fenwick WV,
Emma Connelly of Boonsboro, MD, Edward "Pete"
Chapman of Mount Lookout ,WV and Sheila (Jim)
Trollinger of Annandale, VA; 10 grandchildren; and four
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday,
January 19, 2018 at the White Funeral Home in
Summersville, WV with Pastor Paul Mateer officiating.
Interment and graveside masonic services will follow at
West Virginia Memorial Gardens in Calvin, WV. Friends
may call at the funeral home Friday from 12:00 - 1:00
p.m. prior to the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Summersville Fire Department, P.O. Box 146,
Summersville, WV 26651.
Condolences may be sent to the family at