Friday, May 24, 2019

Donald Ray “Donnie” Chapman – Obituary


Donald Ray “Donnie” Chapman, age 54 years, a resident of Anna, Illinois, formerly of Vienna and a native of Wolf Lake, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 31, 2017, at 2:45 PM at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Donnie was born September 12, 1962 at the Union County Hospital in Anna, IL. He was the son of Herschel Wilber “Blackie” Chapman and Eva Lee (Andrews) Chapman.

He was formerly united in marriage to Marlene Brumley.

Donnie is survived by: a son – Bradley Ray (his wife, Tara) Chapman of Vienna; a stepdaughter whom he loved and raised – Amanda Brumley of Vienna; a granddaughter – Enola Chapman; 2 step grandchildren – Wyatt Krawczyk and Kenli Rae Brumley; 5 sisters – Martha Lemons of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Norma Burke of Scott City, Missouri, Nancy Austin of Buncombe, Kay Chapman of Anna, and Emma Hutchison of Brookport; 4 brothers – Herschel Chapman, Jr. of New Port Richey, Florida, William Harold Chapman of Wolf Lake, James Chapman of Metropolis, and Charles Chapman of Cobden; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by: a brother – Herman Dean Chapman and a sister – Irma Chapman.

Donnie had worked as a laborer and tree trimmer. He was an avid outdoorsman and particularly enjoyed fishing, swimming and camping. Donnie was of the Christian faith.

A memorial service honoring the life of Donald Chapman will be held Saturday afternoon, June 10, 2017, at 2 PM at the First Christian Church, 511 North 6th St., Vienna, Illinois. Pastor Les Chamberlain will officiate.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 1 PM – 2 PM Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the First Christian Church. Additionally, a luncheon will follow the memorial service and will be served in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to assist with funeral expenses and may be left in care of Bailey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 695, Vienna, IL 62995.

To share a memory of Donnie or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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