George Malcolm Chapman Sr., age 86, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023. He was born May 31, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania son of the late Mr. George Charles Chapman and the late Mrs. Ethel Mae Chapman. Mr. Chapman was employed by PG & W (Pennsylvania Gas & Water Company) and was a firefighter for the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department in Pennsylvania for 23 years. He enjoyed sports, especially NASCAR racing, football, and baseball. He was a true handyman who would stop to help anybody. George never met a stranger. He liked to fish and camp, and he had a special love for model trains and gardening. He was a member of the National Guard for six years. George was a long time member of Firwood United Methodist Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA and Bright Star United Methodist Church, Douglasville, GA.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Glenn Chapman.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mrs. Barbara Chapman; daughters, Beverly (Daniel) Barry of Lincoln, Delaware, Lisa (John) Rowski of Plymouth, Pennsylvania; sons, George, Jr. (Mary Ellen) Chapman of Douglasville, GA, Neil (Susan) Chapman of Douglasville, GA; grandchildren, Nicholas, Kristen, Ashley, Dan Jr., Adam, Kevin, Alison, Lauren, Kendra and Dylan; thirteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Douglasville, GA on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with Pastor Orlando Evans officiating. Flowers are accepted, but those desiring to do so may contribute to the Bright Star United Methodist Church. We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to Gentiva Hospice for the wonderful care and support given to Mr. Chapman and his family.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory of Douglasville, GA is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311