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In loving memory of
Joe Allen Chapman
  • January 25, 1946
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  • November 07, 2017

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Joe A. Chapman, 71, of Daytona Beach Shores, passed away on November 7 at Halifax Medical Center. A native of Greenfield, Ohio, Joe moved to this area in 2014 from Beaufort, NC. He co-owned Crist- Chapman Builders, Inc., in Raleigh, NC and was a proud veteran of the US Coast Guard. He was also a member of the Optimist Club of Raleigh.
Joe leaves behind his beloved wife of 35 years, Ruby Chapman, his brother Larry (Janet) Chapman and his best buddy, Hallie the Wonder Dog. His family will celebrate Joe’s life with a service on Saturday, November 11 at 11 am at his church, Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, 3140 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118.
In lieu of flowers, Ruby requests donations be made to Joe’s church at PO Box 7175, Daytona Beach, FL 32116-7175 or to Disabled American Veterans, 3275 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076


Drive In Christian Church
3140 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
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Date & Time:
November 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Drive In Christian Church or to The Disabled American Veterans.

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  1. Ann Gessner Pence says:
    21 Nov 2017
    One of my earliest life memories is the day I met Joe Chapman. Maybe I was three, if it is possible to remember that early. I toddled down the alley behind our new house, and there was this boy named Joe. When my mother discovered I was missing, she scoured the neighborhood in a panic. I believe I recall this incident because it was my first spanking all the way from Joe’s house to mine. Little did I know that the spanking was worth it, for I had just met a friend that I would enjoy and appreciate for years to come.

    I thought his name was Joe Ellen Chapman. My mother corrected me, Allen not Ellen.

    We became classmates, and for the next 12 years Joe added a spark to our class that was undeniable. He was one of the oldest classmates, the first to hit the big 16. We were excited when he announced he was taking the driver’s test. “Oh Joe, will you drive us to the ????.” The big day finally arrived. We couldn’t wait until Joe returned from the Washington CH, test location. He announced that the test had gone well until he went through the intersection without stopping. “Bummer.” We would have to wait for our ride. To this day, when I come to the four way stop, I think of Joe. His grand sense of humor combined with some other amazing classmates created incredibly wonderful school day memories that I shall cherish always.

    I send my heartfelt thoughts to you, Ruby, Larry and Family. I’m so sad.

    Ann Gessner Pence
    Classmate and Friend.

  2. John Jackson says:
    21 Nov 2017
    To Joe's family. I am so sorry to hear about my friend and classmate leaving this world. Joe and I had many laughs and good times while we were in school together, back in Greenfield, Ohio. I am sure he will be sorely missed.
    My God bless all of you.

  3. Ray and Martha Peck says:
    14 Nov 2017
    We just celebrated our 30th anniversary in the very fine house that Joe and Steve Crist built for us. Joe was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the year of construction; he was always very pleasant and easy to work with. He said at the beginning that his goal was for us to still be friends when the project was finished--- and we certainly were. Joe was an important person in our lives and just a great all-around guy. We mourn his passing and will be thinking of you and your family, Ruby.

  4. Bob & Sandie Howd says:
    13 Nov 2017
    Joe was always a huge presence here at Sea Gate. We have all missed him since his moving to Florida, but every once in a while he would show up. Now, he will really be missed by all of us permanently. He will be fondly remembered for everything he did and for just being Joe. God bless!

  5. Michelle Wereley - BB&T Insurance says:
    13 Nov 2017
    I am so sorry Ruby to hear about Joe's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  6. D. Glenn Perry - Zebulon NC lit a candle:
    11 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 11, 2017 at 11:35:59 PM

  7. Howard Lowdermilk lit a candle:
    11 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 11, 2017 at 11:05:47 PM

  8. ruth allen says:
    11 Nov 2017
    I was heartbroken to learn of Joe's passing. He was not only a quality Builder, but a quality man as well. You're in the thoughts of many of your old friends in Raleigh.

  9. ruth allen lit a candle:
    11 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 11, 2017 at 11:47:05 PM

  10. nola hutchinson lit a candle:
    11 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 11, 2017 at 11:45:46 AM

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    11 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 11, 2017 at 11:43:39 AM

  12. Lou Weaver, Raleigh,NC says:
    11 Nov 2017
    Thinking of you Ruby.

  13. Doug and Eleanor Taylor says:
    11 Nov 2017
    Ruby, we're thinking of you and remembering all the great times in the Optimist Club. Joe was special.

  14. Carol Tysor says:
    11 Nov 2017
    Dear Ruby...I have thought of you and Joe fondly and often. My time at Crist-Chapman was absolutely wonderful and I often tell folks it was the best job I ever had. Working with Joe was more fun than work. Leaving Crist-Chapman was the most difficult part of moving away from NC. Joe's integrity, his sense of humor, his work ethic and his immense love for you, his beautiful wife will stay with me all of my days. I will always remember him taking time to serve our community in "Take A Kid Fishing" and seeing the smiles on the little children's faces as they caught their first fish. Joe caught a 7 lb bass that day himself! What wonderful memories. Joe was one in a million and I consider it gain to have known and worked with him. God bless and keep you.

  15. Bob and Anna DeGabriel lit a candle:
    11 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 11, 2017 at 11:37:02 AM

  16. Richard and Bonnie Lee says:
    11 Nov 2017
    Joe was such a happy person that he always lit up the room whenever he entered. His warmth and love of Christ (and Ruby)are what we will remember most. May God provide an abundance of comfort to all who mourn his loss and faith that Joe is watching over us all.

  17. Steve and Candace lit a candle:
    10 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 10, 2017 at 11:49:42 PM

  18. Steve and Candace says:
    10 Nov 2017
    Ruby, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Joyce M Birtwell says:
    10 Nov 2017
    May Joe rest in peace. He and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Cindy Lumpkin says:
    10 Nov 2017
    Joe will be very much missed.
    Ruby, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  21. Melissa Frantz says:
    10 Nov 2017
    Joe was a classy man! He will be missed but we are thankful that he is in the presence our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Prayers for love and comfort to you, Ruby. Your church family is here for you!

  22. Mike Mercier lit a candle:
    10 Nov 2017
    Lit since November 10, 2017 at 11:40:42 AM

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