Robert William Chapman

November 16, 1931 - May 7, 2011
Robert William Chapman

Robert W. Chapman, 79, went home to the Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Elizabeth House after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bob was born on November 16, 1931 in Buffalo, NY and relocated to Hendersonville in 1978. He was the son of the late Robert N. Chapman and Marion E. Chapman. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Westinghouse for 42 years both in Cheektowaga, NY and Arden, NC, retiring in 1994. Bob was an active member of Balfour United Methodist Church having served as a choir member, treasurer for United Methodist Men, and a prestigious member of the ìBuzzards.î Bob loved the outdoors and after retirement he volunteered with the National Park Service, building and maintaining hiking trails. In later years, he enjoyed golfing and bowling.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Carol M. Chapman (Wifie); sons, Robert A. Chapman and his wife Tina of Winston Salem, NC, and Kenneth W. Chapman and his wife Jacqueline of Winston Salem, NC; daughter Kimberly E. Cobb and her husband Charles of Rockingham, NC; grandchildren, Rebecca Chapman, Kenneth (KC) Chapman, Joshua Chapman, Jordan Chapman, Megan Chapman, Emilie Cobb and Ana (Mara) Cobb; sister-in-law, Evelyn Pfefferle and her husband Frederick of Bloomfield, NJ; niece, Carol Bender and her husband Robert of Nutley, NJ; nephew, Dr. Paul Pfefferle and his wife Laura of Nutley, NJ; grandnephews, Jonathan Bender and Scott Pfefferle, and grandniece, Carolyn Bender.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Balfour United Methodist Church Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made to Balfour United Methodist Church Backpack Program, 2567 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28791, or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Memorial

Saturday, May 14, 2011
12:00 AM

St. James Episcopal Church - Directions
766 N. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • May 12, 2011
    Tom says:
    My sympathies to all of the family. Bob was a good friend and I worked with him often when the care he took to "get it right " demanded special engineering attention. He was one of the very best people that came from Buffalo with me in '78 to start a new plant in the strange new world of Asheville ya'all.

  • May 16, 2011
    Robert Gaillard says:
    Carol, Sorry to hear about Bob. He was a good friend to dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May 14, 2011
    The Branham Family says:
    One of the nicest people I ever knew. God bless you Bob.

  • May 14, 2011
    Lucille Cudeck says:
    Dear Carol, Even in this time of sadness, many warm memories of the "good old days" bring a smile. You took great care of Bob,now take good care of you.With heartfelt sympathy and love, Norm and Lucille

  • May 14, 2011
    Lucille Cudeck says:
    Dear Carol, Even in this time of sadness, many warm memories of the "good old days" bring a smile. You took great care of now take good care of you.With heartfelt sympathy and love, Norm and Lucille