The Chapman family has helped local families during their biggest times of need for over 50 years.
The business known today as Chapman Funeral Home was founded in 1898 and has seen several owners through the decades. The Chapmans purchased the facility in 1965, making connections within the city that has lasted more than five decades.
“My father was working to pay his way through school at Auburn when his draft card was pulled,” said Chapman. “When he came home from France, he joined his brother who was already working at the funeral home. While working here, he felt like he had a calling in that direction and went to mortuary school. When he finished, he and Lamar bought the funeral home from Mr. Jackson.”
Chapman Funeral home offers traditional funeral services, along with cremation if the family desires. In addition, Chapman can pre-plan arrangments for families. Pre-arrangement allows for families to get a variety of questions and concerns behind them prior to funerals.
“Pre-arrangements have evolved past planning funerals and cremations,” said Chapman. “Now people and their children can inquire about Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, what insurance is going to cover and more. We can help with almost any situation.”
The Chapman family has been in the business of helping people for more than 50 years, and with that length of time citizens have grown to trust and depend on Chapman.
While he admits the days can be long and stressful at times, Chapman says the community depends on his business and he is proud to offer the services he does and to have gained the trust of the residents of Eufaula.
“People learn to trust you and depend on you,” said Chapman said. “My father has been here since before 1965, so whether someone owns a shoe store, a dentist or a funeral home and serves four or five generations of people; folks tend to trust you.”
If you or your family is in need of funeral services, or looking for more information about pre-arranging services, Chapman Funeral home is here to help. A friendly, local voice is waiting for your call
“Our phone here at the funeral home is answered 24-hours-a-day,” Chapman said. “There is never an answering service, a secretary or someone just covering the phones. Every time they call, they will get a licensed funeral director. We employ only licensed funeral directors and embalmers.”
For more information, call Chapman Funeral Home at 334.687.3514