Services for T.J. Chapman Jr., 85, of Tyler will be on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ballow and the Rev. Pike Wisner officiating.
A private burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler under direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Chapman passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at The Hospice of East Texas.
He was born June 13, 1927, in Commerce to Tom Jerry and Mattie Elizabeth Cherry Chapman.
T.J. was a member of First Baptist Church and C.I.A. Sunday School Class and was president of The Texas Surveyors Association from 1972 to 1973. He was a Mason and member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner.
Mr. Chapman served in the United States Navy
T.J. worked for Shell Oil for 25 years in the land department as chief surveyor and landman. He then worked for Mitchell Energy for 11 years before retiring. After retiring he continued to work as an independent landman.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Parkhill; and brothers, Herbert, Joe and Bill Chapman.
He is survived by his loving family including his wife, Marlene of Tyler; daughters, Jan Unser and husband Mike of Quinlan, Shirley Baldwin and husband Joe of Roanoke; sons, Danny Rex Evatt of Snoqualmie, Wash., and Danny Jay Chapman of Greenville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeanie Bullard and Helen Burnett, both of Garland; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Anderson and members of the C.I.A. Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Tyler.
Visitation is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
If desired, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 301 W. Ferguson St., Tyler, 75702; or the
, 1301 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, 75701.