BRYAN E. CHAPMAN
Bryan E. Chapman, 73, of Hull, IL died at 12:05 am Saturday (May 9, 2015) in the University Hospital in Columbia, MO.
Born December 30, 1941 in Quincy, Bryan was the son of Daniel Ernest and Nellie Elizabeth Parrish Chapman. He married Mary L. Newberry on March 17, 1962 in Payson. She survives.
Mr. Chapman served his country in Vietnam with the 126th Supply and Service Division from Quincy. Bryan was a member of the Hull Masonic Lodge No. 910, the Quincy Consistory, Ansar Shrine Temple of Springfield, a past member and president of the Quincy Shrine Club, a life member of the Ansar Legion of Honor, the Ansar mini mules, the Quincy High Twelve Club No. 40 and the Northeast Missouri Shrine Club in Hannibal. He was a 25 year member of the Payson Fire Department, was past president of the Hull Lions Club, and served on the Pike County Ambulance Board, the West Pike School Board and was the Cincinnati Township Clerk in Pike County.
Bryan loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. His passion in life was hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Mississippi Valley Hunters and Fishermans Association, Ducks Unlimited and the Illinois Commercial Fishing Association. He was also a member of the Illinois Sheriff's Association, the Payson VFW Post No. 2061, the Barry American Legion Club and was a die hard Cardinal baseball fan.
Mr. Chapman was a 32 year Platoon Sergeant in the Illinois National Guard in the 126th Supply and Service Division from Quincy, Illinois. For the past 25 years Bryan was currently working in the Sny Island Levee Drainage District at pump station No. 1.
Survivors include his mother Nellie Chapman of Quincy; his wife Mary; two daughters Gayle Anderson (Craig) of St. Paul, MN and Mary Jane Henninger (Bill) of Quincy; two sons, Bryan "Dan" Chapman of Hull, IL and Nathan Chapman of Hull, IL; ten grandchildren Mindy, Marah, Christopher, Valerie, Brian, Jonathan, Kory, Meladee, Gracelynn and Gretchen; six great grandchildren Hunter, Maleigha, Brylynn, Aden, Aubrey and one on the way in December. Also surviving are two sisters Leona Loos (Larry) of Quincy, IL, Peggy McAfee (Ron) of LaGrange, MO; one brother Daniel "Pat" Chapman (Jerry) of Lakeland, FL, many loving nieces and nephews .
Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his father Daniel, a brother Michael E. Chapman, a great grandson Brayden, a great granddaughter Jaylynn and his beloved dog and best friend Polly.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning 10:30 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy with Ralph Fairchild officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in the Bluff Hall Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Wednesday morning until the time of services at the funeral home. Hull Masonic Lodge No. 910 will conduct Masonic Services at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Quincy.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Childrens Hospital or the Great River Honor Flight.