Mel Chapman

Funeral service for Milford “Mel” Lawrence Chapman was June 7, 2021 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Pastor Charlie Younger officiating.

Special music provided by Charlie Younger and Angie Harrison.

Interment was in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bill Potzmann, Jay Gamblin, Jayden Gamblin, Blake Ammons and Don Curtis. Honorary pallbearers were Lance Boardman, Larry Boardman and Larry Chapman.

Mr. Chapman was born April 29, 1930 to Irvin and Grace (Hammons) Chapman. He married Ruthene Mead January 3, 1976. Mr. Chapman died June 3, 2021 in Salem at the age of 91 years.

Survivors include his children, Linda Gamblin and special, Bill “Pottsie” Potzmann, Salem; Brenda True and husband, Mike, Lebanon; Larry Boardman and wife, Linda, Santa Fe, Texas; Sandra Ammons and husband, Blake, Rolla; brother, Larry Chapman and wife, Rena, Rolla; grandchildren, Jay, Angelia, Matthew, John, Stephanie, Grant, Lance and Laura; great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Jayden, Carley, Kailey, Raegan, Hannah, Ashlynn, Josiah, Mercedes, Benjamin and several more; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruthene Chapman; parents; sister, Verena Thomas and infant sibling.