James Lee Chapman 54, of Vera, Oklahoma passed from this life on August 26, 2021 due to COVID-19 at St John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma and stepped into Heaven just one month short of his 55th birthday. He could not be surrounded by Family and Friends due to the Covid Protocol, but was provided with all the love and care of the Hospital Staff, and prayers of his family and friends.
James was born on September 26, 1966 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to James Andrew and Gerald Dean (Calvert) Chapman. He attended schools in Columbus, Ohio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Mustang, Oklahoma.
He received his A&P Mechanics License with Inspectors Authorization from Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was employed by Spirit AeroSystems in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a Quality Control Inspector for many years.
James served his country in the Oklahoma National Guard for 8 years as a diesel mechanic.
He enjoyed fishing, eating, and his special treat of spending time with his grandchildren Bella and JJ. He was big and loud with a lot to say about everything. Inside of his tough shell, he had a heart of a teddy bear, and immense compassion for those around him.
He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
He requested to have a Viking Funeral. However, it is not legal to shoot a flaming arrow at a boat on the lake in order to set fire to the boat so as to cremate the body. However, Robbie has a sneaky, underhanded way, to simulate a Viking Funeral that will fulfill his father's wishes.
He is survived by His Mother Gerald Dean and Father, James of Mustang, Oklahoma
His Significant Other: Charlene Boomsma of Vera, Oklahoma
His Sister: Renee Taylor and Husband Greg, and their sons Mason and Sam of
His Children: Robbie Lee Arnold and Wife Jessica of Sapulpa
Skyler Arnold and wife Leah of San Antonio, Texas
Stepson Shawn Hood of Sapulpa
His Grandchildren: Isabella Inez Arnold and Jesse James Dean Arnold, of Sapulpa
Aiden Dickson of San Antonio, Texas
Shade Hood of Sapulpa
His Lifelong Friends: Jeff VanTyle and David Holaday, and a host of other close friends, relatives, and Coworkers.
Outdoor Memorial Services, under the shade trees, will be on Saturday, 9/4/2021 at the Hidden Rose Venue from 8-12AM, which is located at 10165 S. 200th West Ave, Sapulpa, Oklahoma. This will be a family and friends Social Memorial with no agenda. Guest book will be available for signatures. Covid Masks will be optional and will be provided at the Venue. Social Distancing is encouraged as much as possible.
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