Richard Otis Chapman


Richard Otis Chapman, 88, of Dorena, OR passed away on January 31, 2020 from injuries resulting from a fall.  He was born on November 30, 1931 in Lynch, NE to parents Otis Stanley and Ethel Opal (Whetham) Chapman.  Richard married Patricia M. Vaughn on December 27, 1961 in Lakeview, OR.  He was a millwright in the lumber industry. Richard enjoyed gardening, woodworking, blacksmithing, studying American and Revolutionary history, volunteering and bowling.  He was a member of the Cottage Grove Masonic Lodge and the VFW.  Richard is survived by daughter, Sebrena Cargill, Gresham, OR; son, Rick Chapman, Dorena, OR; son, Lyle Chapman, Cottage Grove, OR; daughter, Lori Adeniji, Eugene, OR; brother, Ronald Chapman, Portland, OR; sister, Fern Carpenter, Cottage Grove, OR; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his spouse, Patricia Chapman and son, Harlan Chapman.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Riverside Church of God, Cottage Grove, OR.  Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.

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