William Thomas ChapmanNovember 24, 1949 ~ September 5, 2017 (age 67) 67 Years Old
Mr. William Thomas Chapman II "Tommy", age 67 of Evergreen AL. passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Evergreen AL. Rev. Wayne McMillan and Rev. Bill Messer will officiate. Interment will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery next to his son William Thomas Chapman III "Chip". The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. at the church. Cope Keahey Funeral Home will be directing.
Survivors include his wife: Patsy Chapman of Evergreen AL.
Son: Andrew Scott (Jennifer) Chapman of Birmingham AL.
Brother: Terry (Celie) Chapman of Monroeville AL.
Grandchildren: Grayson Chapman and Archer Chapman
Nephews: Richard Chapman of Birmingham AL. and Nick Chapman of Andalusia AL.
Nieces: Anna Catherine Chapman of Auburn AL.
Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his parents, William Richard and Maggie Rabren Chapman and his son, William Thomas Chapman III (Chip)
Tommy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was an avid golfer. He practiced law in Evergreen AL. and loved being surrounded by his friends on the Evergreen Country Club golf course. He loved the University of Alabama and loved anything to do with the Crimson Tide. Tommy enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons Grayson and Archer Chapman. In Tommy's younger years he enjoyed many trips with family and friends.
In his professional career Tommy served as Chairman of Industrial Development Board of Evergreen, District Judge of Evergreen 35th Judicial Circuit, Active Bar Commissioner for the 35th Judicial District, District Attorney for 22 years, President of Democratic Party and was the District Attorney of the year in 2008.
Mr. Chapman served in every position on the Alabama District Attorneys Association (ADAA) executive committee over the period of 18 continuous years – working tirelessly to promote the interest of prosecutors, victims and the citizens of the state of Alabama from 1993 – 1994, Member-at-large; 1994 – 1995, Secretary-Treasurer; 1995 – 1996, Vice President; 1996 – 1997, President; 1997 – 1998, Immediate Past President; 1998 – 2010, Member-at-large; 2010 – 2011, National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Board Representative.
Serving as active pallbearers: Steve Windham, Steve Wadlington, James Tait, Danny Beard, Keith McIntyre, John Smith, Lee Talbot and the honorable Jeffery T. Brock "Jeff".
26 honorary pallbearers including Conecuh Monroe County Bar, Sheriff Randy Brock, former district attorney investigator Kenny Ausby and State of Alabama Auditor Jim Zeigler.