Roy (R.W.) Chapman, age 69 of Sparta, Missouri passed away late Thursday evening, December 19, 2019 in his home. He was born September 16, 1950 in Sparta the son of Lester Lloyd and Bessie Lee (Thompson) Chapman. On July 4, 1969 he was united in marriage to Brenda Holt in Fair Grove.
Roy faithfully attended and served as a deacon at Ozark Baptist Temple of Ozark. He enjoyed vacationing with his grandchildren, loved being with people and he actually never knew a stranger. In 1971, Roy began his career with the Springfield Public Schools in the maintenance department and retired after 35 dedicated years. After retirement, he enjoyed participating in bicycle marathons and extended rides to Texas, Virginia, Kansas, California, the Katy Trail and the Frisco Trail. For 10 years, his adventures also included completing the National MS Society race event.
Roy is survived by his wife Brenda; a son Ashley Chapman and wife Gaylene; daughter Letha Evans and husband Michael; five grandchildren Aleasha Humble, Cassidy Chapman, Olivia Chapman, Maggie Evans and Cody Evans; one great-granddaughter Hadley Humble; a brother Ernie Chapman and wife Joyce; numerous nieces, nephews and other caring relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Tabitha and two brothers Charles and Glen.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday December 23, 2029 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday evening in the funeral home. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com