Howard Louis Chapman Jr., 90, died May 24, 2019. He was born October 19, 1928, in Ellinor, to Howard Louis Sr. and Helen (McCabe) Chapman. Howard retired as an aeronautical engineer from NASA. He was an avid dog lover, especially his own dogs, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
Howard is survived by: sons, Howard Louis Chapman III of Elmdale, Jeffrey Chapman of Boise, ID, Brett Chapman of Elmdale; daughter, Kelly Jo Chapman of McKinney, TX; grandchildren, Kodie Chapman, Dawson Herrington, Brenn Chapman, Grant Chapman; great-grandchildren, Kenslee Chapman and Lucas Chapman; sisters, Barbara Wells of Elmdale, and Joy Kurtz of Vero Beach, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Carrol Chapman.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Elmdale United Methodist Church, with Reverend Brenda Harter officiating. Burial will follow in Bazaar Cemetery with military honors conducted by the United States Navy. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019, at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Emporia Animal Shelter, in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.
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