Freddie L. Chapman, Sr., 79, of Orange, died Wednesday, Nov. 14. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with burial following at Jett Cemetery in Orange. Pallbearers will be Bradley Guillot, Brandon Chapman, DJ Chapman, Jared Sensat, Cameron Guillot and Chase Chapman.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Born in Orange on Nov. 11, 1933, Mr. Chapman was the son of Leslie W. and Cora Alice (Whittle) Chapman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was stationed in Japan. He retired from the American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel where he was a supervisor.

Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Cora Chapman, brother, Richard Chapman and sister, Joyce Alice Wood.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Chapman; daughter, LaDonna Chapman; sons, Freddie Chapman, Jr. and his wife, Patty, James Chapman and his wife, Laura, Charles Chapman, all of Orange and Randy Chapman of Beaumont.

Mr. Chapman is also survived by his brothers, Thomas Chapman , John Chapman, Joseph Chapman; sisters, Kathryn Welch, Margaret Credeur, Linda Patronella; grandchildren, Michael Shane, Bradley Roy, Courtney Nichole, Chris, Brandon, Shawn Lee, Heidi Michelle, James Tyler, Chase Allen, Aaron, DJ, Casey; eight great grandchildren and his best friend, Robert Kuenstler.