Thomas Robert Chapman


Thomas Robert Chapman, age 74 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 peacefully at his residence.  The family plans to hold services at a later date.  He was born October 22, 1946 in Malone, NY.  He was the son of the late Kenneth and Helen Elridge Chapman.  He attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.  He graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.  He loved Syracuse Basketball and was a lifelong season ticket holder.  After graduation he joined the United States Air Force and spent 4 years serving our country.  SSGT Chapman was a Vietnam War Era Veteran.  He retired as a salesman with The Mullen Industrial Handling Corporation of East Syracuse, NY.  He was a loving husband and father.  He married his high school sweetheart and for 52 and 1/2 years they built a beautiful life together.  He is survived by his loving wife Irene Brown Chapman of Flowery Branch; Daughters Sam Young and husband Karl and Ryann Windish and husband Scott both of Suwanee; Sisters Jeanne VanDusen and Anne McLoud; Grandchildren Jackson and Reagan Young, Emerson and Spencer Windish.  In lieu of flowers the family wishes contribution to be made in his memory to Kindred Hospice  Lawson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.  Located at  4532 Highway 53 * Hoschton, Georgia 30548 * 706-654-0966 *

8 thoughts on “Thomas Robert Chapman”

  1. What a great man he was. I learned so much from Tom. He was a great mentor for me at Mullen Industrial. I miss playing golf with him and going to SU games. It`s sad to hear about his passing. I will remember him forever.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. My father loved his work and he would appreciate knowing that he helped you. We will be having a celebration of his life sometime this summer in the Syracuse area.

  2. I Had The Honor Of Taking Care Of This Sweet Man Before He Passed & I Surely Do Miss Him And Rubbing His Feet For Him My Thoughts Are With You Irene I Miss You Guys

  3. I’m very saddened to hear of Tom’s passing.
    Tom was my supplier and friend for many years through Mullen Industrial. I enjoyed many SU games with Tom. I’ll always remember, being the gentlemen that he was, he made sure I had my “tuque” for the windy cold walk up the hill, and he ALWAYS made sure I was on the inside of the walk away from traffic.
    We also enjoyed some great motorcycle rides, down to Cooperstown and up to Rudy’s on the lake in Oswego!
    Mr. Chapman- you will be missed by many.
    My sincere condolences to the entire family!
    Deepest regards
    Liz Tallman- Tessy Plastics

  4. So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Ron and I have known the family for many years and watched his children grow. Praying that God blesses them with healing prayers and peace in there lives at this sad time….Ron and Marcia Bartel.

  5. Irene and family, so sad to learn of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.
    Rich Hummel Clay

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