October 25, 1934 - January 8, 2019
Raoul Edouard Chapman, a resident of Houston TX, passed away on January 8th 2019. He is survived by his wife June J Chapman, daughter Deborah A Chapman and husband C. Daniel Cooper, son Michael E Chapman and wife Cathryn F Rich, and granddaughter Megan R. Cooper and husband James Robert Caruso. Born October 25, 1934 in Peoria IL, he was the eldest of two children to Edouard and Helen Chapman. His childhood home was southern California where he frequented the Hollywood Bowl and developed a love for classical piano concertos. He joined the US Air Force after high school and was stationed in Bermuda where he served at a refueling location during the Korean War. After release, he married June J Cornaggia (Dec 27, 1958). After 5 years living in San Mateo, CA, the Chapman family transferred to Houston TX with Shell Oil Co. in 1970, which became his lifelong home. Loving the analytics and strategies of the stock market, he eventually left Shell Oil to fulfil a longtime passion as an investment broker. He was successful not only in career, but developed many lifelong friendships throughout this time. Always actively involved in family celebrations from simple Sunday meals to full out Christmas celebrations, Raoul looked forward to them all and was especially grateful to be part of his granddaughters’ life. He was overwhelming proud of the beautiful person she became. Raoul always enjoyed people and loved Sunday drives any day of the week. He often dropped over for a cup of coffee and short visit. He looked forward to weekly lunches with his buddies for guy talk, walking at the mall, swimming at the Coopers, visiting with neighbors, petting everyone’s dog, driving with the windows down on a pretty day. We will always remember Raoul as a man with a contagious, positive attitude and a smile for everyone. He was a good husband, father and grandfather and we will forever miss him.
Raoul Edouard Chapman, a resident of Houston TX, passed away on January 8th 2019. He is survived by his wife June J Chapman, daughter Deborah A Chapman and husband C. Daniel Cooper, son Michael E Chapman and wife Cathryn F Rich, and granddaughter... View Obituary & Service Information
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