Beryl Ray Chapman
1939 — 2020
Beryl Ray Chapman of Corinth, Texas, (formerly of Mesquite, Texas) passed away at 9:40 am on Friday, September 4, 2020 at home with his two daughters by his side. He battled bladder cancer and Lewy Body Dementia over the last few years. Beryl was born to Claude Andrew Chapman and Rosa Lee Smiddy Chapman on February 21, 1939. He grew up in Tira, Texas, before serving in the US Army from 1959-1961. After that, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he worked as a Deputy Sheriff and met and married Mary Lois VanderLinden in 1961. They settled in Mesquite, Texas, to raise two daughters, Leann Elaine Chapman Zondag and Tyra Lynn Chapman Sprabary. In 1967, Beryl began working for the US Postal...