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Samuel Edward Chapman, Sr.

May 14, 1934 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 88)
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Samuel Edward "Paw" Chapman, Sr., 88, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr. Chapman was born in Habersham County, GA, son of the late Paul Kermit Chapman and Edna Catherine Bonds Chapman. In addition to his parents, Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his grandson, Garren Spencer; and his siblings, Raymond Chapman, Vera Pearson, and Margaret Harvey. Mr. Chapman was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Mr. Chapman is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doris Jean Bradshaw Chapman; his children, Susan K. Chapman, Nancy C. Maldonado (Jesus), Samuel E. Chapman, Jr. (fiance', Mark A. McCoy), Rose C. Williams (Rondale), and Tabitha C. Spencer (Terry); his grandchildren, Margarita M. Gould (Jimi), Victor A. Maldonado (Abby), Nicholas A. Spencer, Noah T. Spencer, Clay Maldonado; his great-grandchildren, Madalin Maldonado, Manny Maldonado, Alex Gould, Miles Gould, Dillon Maldonado, and Justin Maldonado; his siblings, Johnny F. Chapman (Ollie), and Barbara Theel; special granddaughter-in-law, Renee Stillwell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Chapman will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Sunset Forest Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff Hicks will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be held at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to Sunset Forest Baptist Church, 903 Hickory Grove Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056 or to Gaston Hospice by visiting

The family would like to express their gratitude to Mr. Chapman's caregiver, Bree.

Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is caring for Mr. Chapman's family.

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June 11, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunset Forest Baptist Church
903 Hickory Grove Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28056

Celebration of Life
June 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Sunset Forest Baptist Church
903 Hickory Grove Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28056


Gaston Hospice
258 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia NC 28054
Tel: 1-704-861-2405

Sunset Forest Baptist Church
903 Hickory Grove Rd., Gastonia NC 28056

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