June 24, 2021
James R. Chapman, the son of Ralph and Sylvia (Willett) Chapman, was born on June 9, 1941, in Nelson, Nebraska. He died Dec. 11, 2019, at the CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at Kearney, Neb. the age of 78 years, 5 months, 22 days.
Jim was a Nelson High School graduate. He married Mildred Marie Reece and they had two children. They later divorced. Jim was employed by the State of Nebraska Department of Roads. He was a 31-year member of the Nelson Community United Church of Christ.
Jim enlisted in the United States Army in January of 1962 and was honorably discharged in March of 1967 s...