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March 04, 2024

David William “Bill” Chapman

David William “Bill” Chapman

David William “Bill” Chapman, 77, of Taylorsville, entered his heavenly home to be with his Savior on May 21, 2022.

He was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on September 13, 1944. He was the son of the late David Chapman Jr. and Wilma Jones Chapman. Bill lived in Iowa until 1953, when he and his family moved back to North Carolina. He was a US Army veteran.

Bill often referred to himself as the richest man in the world, not because of earthly possessions, but because of his relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ, and his close family unit. He accepted Jesus as his Savior in March of 1962. Bill followed the Lord’s leadership in all areas of his life.

He was a deacon at Three Forks Baptist Church, served in a teaching role in the church for 50 years, served on numerous committees including the Alexander Soil and Water Conservation District, Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and was a past President of the North Carolina Jersey Milk Producers Association.

He spent his life building and managing Chapman Jersey Farm. His dairy farm was and continues to be a place of learning and safety, not only for his family, but also for the many young men and women who chose to work there. He impacted so many lives with his wisdom and his common-sense approach to learning and living.

Next to his salvation, Bill’s family was his pride and joy. He often spoke of how proud he was of them and how thankful he was that his whole family went to church together. Bill was known for his wisdom and spiritual advice, devotion to his family, and his determination to endure and survive hardships of any kind.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Jordan and Cindy Eurey.

Survivors include his wife of almost 55 years, Glenda Chapman; his three children, Gary (Sonya) Chapman, Laura (Scott) Sprinkle, and Daniel (Amy) Chapman, all of Taylorsville. Bill is also survived by nine grandchildren, Bryant (Michaela) Chapman, Brianna (Bradley) Anderson, Isaac Chapman, Emily (Gavin) Huffman, Ethan and Lauren Sprinkle, and Macy, Micah and Lane Chapman; and two great-grandchildren, Wren and Jade Chapman. Survivors also include four sisters, Sina Brown and JoEtta (Danny) Galliher of Statesville, Betty (Gray) Petree of Winston-Salem, and Sue (Redge) Mays of Taylorsville. He is also survived by many other family members, and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Three Forks Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2022, at Three Forks Baptist Church. Dr. Carson Moseley and Dr. Mike Runion will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors accorded by Alexander County Veterans Honor Guard and taps will be played by David Land.

Pallbearers will include Bill’s grandsons, grandsons-in-law, and nephews, Matt Jordan, Will Jordan, and Shane Galliher.

Honorary pallbearers are the active and honorary deacons of Three Forks Baptist Church, David Lee Herman, Colby and Kent Herman, Hal Fox, and Coy Reese.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Three Forks Baptist Church, 4685 Three Forks Church Road, Taylorsville, NC or to Samaritan’s Purse.

Condolences may be sent to

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the family of David William “Bill” Chapman.

1 Comment

  1. jerry harmon on July 28, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    So sorry to learn about this, I remember Bill well from back in the time in the seventies iworkd at rogers mills in Taylorsville. He was a stand up good man.

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