Ray Chapman, 88, Henry

Ray Chapman, 88, of Henry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff with family by his side. His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Seventh Adventist Church in Scottsbluff with Pastors Ron Russell, Ken Maldonado officiating. Interment will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Morrill. The Nebraska Army National Guard performing military rites. Visitation will be Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:00 AM to 7:00 Pm at Jones Mortuary in Mitchell. Memorials may be given to Morrill American Legion or the Seventh Day Adventist Valley View School. Online condolences may be left at www.jones-mortuary.com. Jones Mortuary in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

Ray was born on April 8, 1925 in Minatare to Charles and Bertha (Segebartt) Chapman. He went to grade school at nine mile and one year his ninth grade year to Platte Valley Academy. Ray served in the Korean War from 9/23/1950 to 5/8/1952. He drove truck hauling crude oil before and after he married Lorraine Nuss on August 16, 1953. To this union four children were born, Dwaine, Ed, Stan, Ken. Ray farmed his entire life up and down the valley and a short time in Whitney, NE. He also had his CDL and at different times drove truck for various people. The last 21 years he lived in Henry farming and driving semi with the family.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, sons Dwaine (Diane) Chapman, Ed (Steph) Chapman, Stan Chapman, Ken Chapman, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, sister Glenna Hedgecock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Phyllis Chapman, Ruth (Bruce) Brown.

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