CHAPMAN, William N.
William N. (Bill) Chapman, age 86, of Marietta died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Mr. Chapman was born September 7, 1927, the son of the late Newel and Sarah Chapman. He was also preceded in death by each of his seven siblings. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict and a life-long Georgia Tech fan. Mr. Chapman lived most of his life in Marietta but moved to the Bent Tree community in Jasper, Georgia to pursue his love of golf after retiring from Southern Bell and Executone Systems. He devoted his middle years to working with kids and tirelessly devoted himself to coaching girls’ softball and basketball through the Cobb County Parks and Recreation Department and the East Marietta Basketball league. Later, Mr. Chapman became involved with the athletic programs at Wheeler High School and in September, was inducted into the Wheeler High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his contributions as an assistant coach to Jim Mau’s two state championship softball teams. He loved his “old” friends and in his later years, he frequented the Marietta Fruit Company to share lunch and stories with them. Mr. Chapman resided at the Emeritus Sweetwater Assisted Living facility in Lithia Springs. He made many wonderful friends with the staff and residents and was very happy there. Mr. Chapman is survived by daughters, Julie Chapman of Douglasville and Susan Robinson of Powder Springs; four grandchildren, Jordan Geros of Kingston and Jaye Kimsey, Britton Kimsey and Kiley Kimsey of Douglasville; and many nieces and nephews. It was Mr. Chapman’s wishes that his body be donated to Emory Medical School. His life will be celebrated with family and friends on Saturday, January 4 from 2-4 at Shillings on the Square in Marietta. Condolences may be submitted online at http://goo.gl/6rvGJ7. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758518, Topeka, KS 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.