Valdosta Daily Times

October 16, 2013

Thomas Edward “Tommy” Chapman

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Thomas Edward “Tommy” Chapman, 61, of Sparks, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Tift Regional Medical Center.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors.

Tommy was born Nov. 24, 1951, in Tifton to Carolee Gonser Chapman of Tifton and to the late Thomas Elzie Chapman. He was a master body man, having worked for Langdale in Valdosta and for Landry Kelly in Sparks. Tommy served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He enjoyed restoring antique cars, trucks, guns and furniture.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Shirley Taylor Kirkland Chapman of Sparks; one daughter, Misty Dawn Chapman Meyers of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Melissa Chapman; and one sister, Cathy Jones, all of Tifton.

You may sign the guest registry at — Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors in Tifton is in charge of arrangements.