Charles “Sonny” Chapman, Jr.
Charles Cecil “Sonny” Chapman, 73, of Frederick County, Virginia, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, in University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mr. Chapman was born in 1937, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the son of the late Charles Cecil Chapman, Sr. and Beatrice Virginia Willis. He was employed with Hose Company #4 in Harrisonburg, Virginia as a professional firefighter, then as a Manager of Smith Transfer Corporation having served for 23 years. Later he retired from O’Sullivan as a Transportation Manager. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Winchester, the Winchester Exchange Club and the Winchester Moose Club. He was also a Red Cross Volunteer, Past Board Member and President of the Exchange Club and the Winchester Exchange Child and Parent Center as well as the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Board. Mr. Chapman was Co-Chair of the Apple Blossom Festival Sports Breakfast and Stag Luncheon having served for 20 years. He was a graduate of Harrisonburg High School and a Veteran in the United States Navy from 1955-1959 achieving the rank Machinist Mate 2nd Class.
He married Carol Ann Gum on June 26, 1965, in Frankford, Delaware.
Surviving with his wife, is his daughter, Lisa Chapman Taggart and husband, Brian, their children, Delaney and Lulu, of Herndon, Virginia; and son, Charles Andrew “Andy” Chapman and his son, Leif, of Ormond Beach, Florida.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday at 4:00 PM at Omps Funeral Home, with Reverend Dan McCoig officiating. Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 3:00-4:00 PM, at the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Winchester Exchange Child- Parent Center, 301 North Cameron Street, Suite #200, Winchester, Virginia 22601.
Please view obituaries, tribute wall and guestbook at www.ompsfuneralhome.com.