Beryl Ray Chapman

Staff Writer
Brownwood Bulletin

Beryl Ray Chapman. 81, of Corinth, Texas, (formerly of Mesquite, Texas) died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at his home.

He was born to Claude Andrew Chapman and Rosa Lee Smiddy Chapman on Feb. 21, 1939. He in Army and later worked as a deputy sheriff. He married Mary Lois VanderLinden in 1961. He went on to work for the Postal Service.

Beryl was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

He is survived by his two daughters, Leann Zondag of May, Texas and Tyra Sprabary Corinth; and five grandchildren. A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs, Texas, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Tira Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Tira Cemetery Association c/o Jan Vaughn, Secretary- Treasurer, 776 FM 1536, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 or Venmo to (be sure to note Beryl Chapman or Tira Cemetery): @Jessica-Zondag. To send flowers or plant a tree in his honry, visit the floral store at