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Phonoey A. Chapman

Phonoey A Chapman Sr affectionately known as “Chappy” of Columbus Oh passed away on November 3, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband to Shirley M Chapman and father of Phonoey Jr and Lorreen Smith. Adoring grandfather of a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Caring uncle to several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble (Mary) Chapman, brother Noble J Chapman, and sisters Rowena, Mary I, Katherine Chapman and great grandson Shakeem Crawford. Chappy had a strong work ethic, high regard for dedication, and a commitment to service. The youngest of 6 children raised by both His parents. Chappy appreciated the power of knowledge and learning. He graduated from West High School and began serving his country in the US Air Force. He retired after 20 years as an MP Sargent and continues to Work yet retiring again.
Chappy always had a passion for football. If you were to look for him on Saturday or Sunday, in his recliner rooting on the OSU Buckeyes or LA Rams is where you’d find him.
Chappy was a jokester and very confident man before dementia took over. Chappy was a model of stability and longevity. His smile and enthusiasm toward everyone he met “where they were” inspired acceptance and tolerance to those closest to him. He had profound influence on his granddaughter and niece Qweotta Sims and Aquaniece Chapman, and he will be missed by all. The family sincerely thanks Mount Carmel East for their diligent work and dedication to the care of Mr. Phonoey A Chapman.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Travelers Reset Baptist Church, 1533 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211.

Thursday, November 16, 2023 11:00 AM Interment at Dayton National Cemetery.

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