Skip to content

Obituary - Dr. Bill Chapman



Dr. Bill Chapman, husband and biggest fan of walking horse owner and exhibitor Jannie Chapman, passed away Feb. 24. Jannie was grateful to be by his side, holding the hand of the love of her life, partner and protector as he peacefully left this world to be with his Lord and savior. 

Bill loved deeply and placed Jannie on a pedestal that she says everyone should have the honoring of enjoying. 

“I love you forever,” Jannie said following his passing.

Bill will be honored with a memorial service on Thursday, Feb. 28 at The Rock Family Worship Center. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon with the service directly to follow. 

Bill will be laid to rest Friday, March 1 in Troy, Alabama. Visitation will be at the Green Hills Funeral Home from 1 to 2 p.m. with the funeral directly to follow. 

Bill spent his life helping others and he wanted to continue to do so after he left this Earth. With that in mind, and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to support the Champions Rooms, which ministers to children with autism and other special needs.

To make a donation, text “ROCKHSV” to 77977 and choose the “Champion’s Room Fund.” 

“Thank you for helping us keep his legacy alive with this wonderful ministry,” Jannie said. 

 

Leanne’s Flowers, a flower shop in Shelbyville, Tennessee, has received many requests for flower deliveries for Dr. Chapman’s service and may be in Alabama to ensure any deliveries are up to expectations. For more information, contact the shop at 931-492-5255.

More Stories

  • WHOA announces banquet date

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association would like to announce that the WHOA Annual Awards banquet will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022. Read More
  • High Point Trainer of the Year

    Read More
  • 2021 Readers' Choice Ballot

    You don't have to be a member of anything to vote for your favorite horses, exhibitors, trainers and shows in The 40th Annual Walking Horse Report Readers' Choice conducted by The Walking Horse Report... Read More
  • Obituary – Gilbert Miller

    Mr. Gilbert Miller, 89, prominent Richmond, Kentucky businessman and developer, and the widower of Evelyn Rose Miller, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. Read More
  • FAST provides industry update

    In 2021, the walking horse industry has experienced a generally successful year for our show horse including an increased number of horse shows and sustained entry numbers at the 2021 Celebration.  As we enter into the final quarter of the year, industry organizations and leadership are turning their attention toward the 2022 year.   Read More
  • Obituary – Lined With Cash

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lined With Cash. He passed this afternoon of an apparent cardiac arrest.  This 25-year-old son of WGC Coin's Hard Cash out of the great Gen's Silver Lining has sired currently 1238 offspring who hold close to 400 World Titles. Read More
  • Obituary - Chester Marbry

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of long time walking horse owner, Chester Marbry. A full obituary will he posted as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Marbry family during this time. Read More
  • WHOA announces new show venues for 2022

    The Walking Horse Owners Association would like to announce that WHOA will sponsor the “Southern Belle Walking Horse Show” scheduled for March 10-12, 2022. The event will be held at the Georgia Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013. Read More
  • Latest Issue 11 22 21

    Read More
  • Obituary – Joel Roper “Huck” Moss, Jr.

    Joel Roper “Huck” Moss, Jr., husband of Peggy Ann Moss for 56 years, died November 17, 2021, after an extended illness. Mr. Moss was born on April 8, 1942, to the late Joel Roper “Bubba” Moss, Sr., and Margaret Gardner Moss.  Read More