Melvin Morris Chapman 82 of Upland, California, formerly of Shelbyville, IL passed away Monday April19, 2010 at his home in Upland.
Melvin was born May 22, 1927 in Carlock, IL the son of David Morris and Ferna Mae Prosser Chapman.
He married Betty Maralene Walden and they were married for 63 years
Melvin was raised in Shelby County, IL.He served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War.Melvin moved to Southern California in 1946 and worked in the plumbing construction industry until his retirement in 1991.He co-owned Mr. Billís Gym, McKeand Plumbing, McKeand Plumbing Pasadena, M & W. Bathmart, S & SD Construction and McKeand Mechanical in Azusa, CA
Survived by his wife Betty Maralene; sons: Rodger Chapman and wife Lorayne of Phillips Ranch, CA, David Chapman and wife Carol of Upland, CA and Bradley Chapman and wife Maureen of Upland, CA; daughter Teresa Parks and husband Joel of Covina, CA; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brother Merle Chapman and wife Beverly of Shelbyville, IL; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Loren and Beulah Chapman and as sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Don Clausen.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday April 30, 2010 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.Rev. Kevin Ray will officiate.Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM Friday until time of the service.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.Military rites will be performed by the Shelby County Honor Guard.
On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com