Robert Earl Wayne Chapman, “Bob”, of Safford passed away June 13, 2019. He was born January 13, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Robert John Chapman & Bertha Strand Chapman joining his siblings Richard, Gail and Linda.
After attending high school in the Milwaukee area Bob went on to trade school, graduating in 1950 as a painter. On June 2, 1951 Bob married his one true love, Marilyn Mickow. The young couple were blessed with four children; Scott, Jeffery, Paula and Carie. Bob worked hard and soon began the R. Chapman Painting, Co.
Bob had many hobbies and interest, such as woodworking, camping, being a ham radio operator and a member of the Eastern Arizona Amateur Radio Society and the “Builders for Christ”. One of his favorite saying was “God is good”.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn Chapman and his children Scott (Dawn) Chapman, Jeffery (Kathy) Chapman, Paula (Rev. Steven) Stoll and Carie (Bill) McCowen. He is also survived by his sisters, Gail Toellner and Linda Bernstein, 12 Grandchildren, 13 Great-Grandchildren and his beloved pet dog Lilly Mae.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bertha Chapman, and his brother Richard Chapman.
A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church located at 225 E. Main Street in Safford. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Grace Lutheran Church.