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

  • Louisville, Ky. City Council Urges Passage of PAST Act

    On November 7, 2019 the Louisville City Council unanimously approved a resolution, introduced by Council member Marcus Winkler, urging the United States Department of Agriculture to reinstate the final rule that was adopted in 2017 but never finalized after the election of President Donald Trump... Read More
  • Obituary – Thomas Sumners

    Thomas Brown Sumners passed away November 7, 2019. The funeral was held at Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home on Saturday, November 9, 2019 and was buried at Lone Oak Cemetery... Read More
  • Cammack's Featured in Local Texas Paper

    Blake Cammack and son Jackson Cammack were recently featured in an article in the Longview News Journal, their local paper in Texas. The Cammack's were featured regarding their success at this year's show and the accolades both accomplished this year. Read More
  • High Point correction deadline approaching

    As the season comes to an end, the High Point Report is also soon coming to a close and we need your help! The Walking Horse Report is asking readers to have any changes needing to be made to their High Point standings to us prior to Nov. 22. Read More
  • Latest Issue 11 11 19

    Read More
  • THE Charles Howard CHALLENGE!

    Instead of flowers, friends of Charles B. Howard are challenging one another to donate $41 for 41 years of showing at The International. Proceeds will fund a Charles Burton Howard Memorial Challenge Trophy and a Charles Burton Howard Memorial Scholarship for FFA members... Read More
  • Obituary – Charlie Howard

    Charles Burton Howard, age 68, passed away November 5, 2019 at Vanderbilt. He was born in Lackey, Kentucky and was a resident of Rutherford County. He taught school in Hindman High School, Hindman, KY, Lebanon High School, and Blackman High School... Read More
  • Notice WHTA Members

    Anyone wishing his or her name be added as a candidate will need to notify the WHTA office or a member of the Nominating Committee no later than November 15, 2019 his or her intent to run for an officer or directorship (please specify which one)... Read More
  • Walking For Angels schedule and entries update

    The Walking For the Angels Horse Show, scheduled for Saturday Nov. 9 at 4:00 pm, has added the following class:

    Class 22A – Amateur Stallions Pony class

    Read More
  • Liz Kid's Show schedule update

    The following change has been made to the Liz's Kids Show schedule:

    The Novice Class changed to rider only. Class 7 is Novice Rider; no blue in 2018-19.

    Read More