Alan D. Chapman, 92, of Staunton, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Liberty Manor Court of Maryville. He was born on July 21, 1926, in Staunton, the son of the late Norman and Marie Chapman. He married Magene D. Baldridge on October 19, 1957, and she passed away on June 1, 2013.
Alan was the co-owner of Staunton Bottling and worked for Pepsi-Cola. He was best known for being the Pepsi driver. He was also a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army, a member of Staunton VFW Post #1241, Staunton American Legion Post #362, and the Concordia Singing Society of Staunton. He loved to fish, hunt, woodwork, play cards, garden, and watch his great-granddaughters play.
He is survived by two sons, David (Venus) Chapman and Tom (Pat) Chapman, both of Staunton; grandchildren, Holly (Jake) Harbough, Justin Chapman, and Zac (Emily) Walker; great-grandchildren, Brooke & Luna Chapman and Alexis & Natalie Walker; brothers-in-law, Lou (Judy) Baldridge and Chuck Tollefson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, June Pernichele.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. The Staunton Military Honor Guard will conduct graveside military rites. Memorials are suggested to either the City of Staunton/Duda Garden or to Adopt-A-Pet of Benld, PO Box 53, Benld, Illinois 62009. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.