Billy Neal Chapman, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Levi and Delia (Sites) Chapman, was born on April 19, 1924, in Senath, Mo. He died Sept. 19, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark.
Billy was united in marriage to Bonnie L. Earls on March 12, 1993, at Horseshoe Bend, Ark. He spent his working years as a real estate salesman. Billy was a charter member of the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church and an original member of the Horseshoe Bend Development Corporation. He served his country in the U. S. Navy during WWII, serving in the Phillipines and in Australia.
He is survived by: wife, Bonnie L. Chapman of Horseshoe Bend; son, Hugh Chapman of Horseshoe Bend; daughter, Susan Coleman of Horseshoe Bend; brother, George Krone of Senath, Mo.; two grandsons, Dustin Chapman and Brett Barnes; granddaughter, Danielle Treat and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Geneva (McCord) Chapman; his parents; a brother, Riley Chapman; and sister, Betty Jo Pruitt.
Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at the Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., with Bro. Berlin Walker and Bro. Walter Price officiating. Interment followed in the Evening Shadows Memorial Park at Horseshoe Bend under the direction of Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.
Pallbearers were Brett Barnes, Dustin Chapman, Charles Treat, Bill Stone, Jr., Fred Stone and Fred Stone, Jr.
Memorials preferred to the Gideon Memorial Bible, P.O. Box 302, Franklin, AR 72536.