Ronald Myers "Ron" Chapman, Jr.
July 1, 1947  -  June 12, 2018

Ronald Myers "Ron" Chapman, Jr.

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Baker Funeral Home
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Monday, June 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Memorial Service
Baker Funeral Home Chapel
6401 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA  70714
Monday, June 18, 2018
11:30 a.m.
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Port Hudson National Cemetery
209748 Port Hickey Rd.
Zachary, LA  70791
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I served in the Marine.

Ronald "Big Ron" M. Chapman, Jr, 70 years old, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, was called to his eternal resting place on June 12, 2018. He entered this world on July 1, 1947 in Elyria, OH, born to Ronald and Carol Strong Chapman. Ronald served in the United States Marines from 1965 to 1970.

Ron is survived by his wife of 48 years, Roberta Lampani Chapman; two daughters, Heather Chapman Martin (Jurgen) and Michele Chapman Whitehouse; grandchildren, Jacob Thompson, Shelby Wiley and husband Tyler, Alyssa Martin, Katelynn Martin, Colten Davis, Alexis Whitehouse, Mary Frances Whitehouse, and J.D. Whitehouse; brothers, Dennis Chapman, Mike Chapman and Barry Chapman; sister, Debbie Eskan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ron is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Chapman, Sr.; and mother, Carol Chapman.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, Monday, June 18, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the memorial service at 11:30 a.m. The graveside service with Military Honors will follow at Port Hudson National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Family and friends may sign our online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com

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  1. LaToya Belin
    Baton Rouge, LA

    My heart goes out to your family in your time of sorrow. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    LaToya Belin
    City of Baker School System

  2. Tim Palmer
    Lafayette, LA

    Though I had not seen Ron for 30+ years, I always considered him a friend, and one of the nicest guys I've ever worked with.

  3. Kevin Deaton
    Zachary, LA

    Wish I could have spent another lsu football game sitting next to you and laughing and having a great time! I'll miss you my friend! Rest in peace and I'll see you on the other side! Save me a seat on the 50 yardline!

  4. Judy and George Lassiter
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Comfort through memories of happy times

  5. Kevin Tankersley
    Blue Ridge, GA

    So sorry to hear that Uncle Ron passed, he was very loved and although I did not get to see him much I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with him. He always had some really neat stories, a wonderful personality and a enormous hand shake. I know he will be greatly missed, we will keep you in our prayers. Blessings....

  6. Lindy Hooper
    Pownal, ME

    Geaux Tiger!!!!! I know you will be looking down during the Alabama game. Roll Tide my friend. You will be missed.
    Your friends from Blueberry Pind Campground

  7. Noreen and Kern Brogan
    Newnan, GA

    R.I.P. dear Friend and Patriot! You will forever missed by many.. Much love and sadness to the entire family.

  8. Jan Chapman
    Blue Ridge, GA

    I will forever miss your sweet smile and kind words. You will always live in my heart. You were the best Brother in law ever. Love you always.

  9. Dennis A Chapman
    Blue Ridge, GA

    Semper Fi Brother 🇺🇸
    Love you forever

  10. Vanessa Dodez
    Baton Rouge, LA

    RIP Mr Ron— enjoyed bowling with you all those years !
    You will be missed !

  11. Kevin Tankersley
    Blue ridge ga, GA

    So sorry to hear that Uncle Ron passed, he was very loved and although I did not get to see him much I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with him. He always had some really neat stories, a wonderful personality and a enormous hand shake. I know he will be greatly missed, we will keep you in our prayers. Blessings....

  12. Tera Tankersley
    Blue Ridge, GA

    Roberta and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Very thankful you had Ron and even though we didn't see you often, thankful you were family. Nothing can prepare us for these times, but may the Lord carry you through. I love Psalm 46:1 that says "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in our time of need, therefore we will not fear." Be strengthened and find refuge in Him. God called Ron's name and he answered! May we comfort one another until we hear that call! Love you all! Tera Tankersley

  13. Robert King
    BatonRouge, LA

    Glad that I had the pleasure to know Big Ron through football and LSU.Man with a heart of gold and one of the best friends a man could have.God bless him on his travels.

  14. Wesley Hidalgo
    Saint Francisville, LA

    May you Rest In Peace Big Ron.

  15. Lou Ann W Hutchinson
    Denham Springs, LA

    So So sorry for your loss. Ron was a great person. I met him when he worked for Motion, Ind. Take care Roberta, as trying times are coming, but you can do this. He will be missed.

  16. Tommy Krysan
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Prayers.....

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