Jeffrey Milton Chapman, 71, of Crestview Florida passed Away Monday, April 4, 2022, peacefully at home with his family at his side. Jeffrey was born on September 28, 1950, to Curtis and Gary Ann Chapman in Pensacola, Florida. Jeffrey moved from Destin to Crestview in 1989. Although, he would return to Destin often for his favorite pastime which was casting his mullet net. He always referred to fishing as “Therapy”. His favorite place to fish was Clement Taylor Park in Destin in which he nicknamed “The Mullet Hole”.
Jeffrey always looked forward to football season but could find a sporting event or fishing show of some sort to watch on TV year-round.
He was a longtime employee of Ashley Home Store in Crestview. He loved his job and his work family. He made many lasting friendships through his work. Jeffrey was a kind, mild mannered, caring man with a wonderful sense of humor. A devoted father, husband, family man and friend who will be truly missed by many.
Jeffrey is preceded in death by his loving parents, Curtis Milton and Gary Ann (Brown) Chapman.
Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Gerry (Eastridge) Chapman, two sons, Keith (Megan) Chapman of Kailua-Kona HI, Bert (Andrea) Chapman of Sandy Springs, GA., two stepsons, Jason Newton of Crestview, Fl., and Jessie (Nicole) Newton of Pace, Fl., two brothers, Mark (Rita) Chapman of Pensacola, Fl., and David Chapman of Orlando, Fl., two sisters, Deborah (Ken) Knop of Laurel, MT., and Elizabeth (Jason) Shipley of Milton, Fl., seven grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
To honor Jeffrey’s life and last wishes, a gathering of friends and family at Clement Taylor Park in Destin will be held at a later date.
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