Friday, July 2, 2010

Charles "Charlie" Chapman

Charles Thomas Chapman (Charlie), age 83, of Fayette, died June 27, 2010, at Hospice of West Alabama.

He is survived by a brother, Emil D. (Nell) Chapman of Fayette; a niece, Chris (Jeff) Russell of Sugarland, Texas; and a nephew, Glenn (Beth) Chapman of Duncanville.

Charlie was born on May 31, 1927, in Birmingham. He lived for many years in Tennessee, where he was a machinist. Charlie moved to Fayette and worked at Chapman Tools until his retirement. His long-time co-workers and valued friends include Carl and Ruth Nydegger and Jeananne Edwards.

Charlie was a participant in the Anatomical Donor Program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in the hope that he might help others through anatomical study or medical research.

As Charlie requested, there will be no memorial service.

The family suggests that memorials be made in the form of audio books at the Fayette County Memorial Library or to macular degeneration research.