He was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Terre Haute, the son of Fredrick and Mildred (Brammer) Chapman.
Jerry attended Woodrow Wilson High School. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially camping. He also enjoyed walking, riding bikes, playing on computers and spending time with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John Chapman, James Chapman, Paul Chapman and Terry Chapman.
He is survived by three sisters Georgia Reed and husband David, Terre Haute, Marilyn Frakes, Terre Haute, and Patricia Cass, Brazil, two aunts Maxine Boyce, Brazil, and Olga Brammer, California, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
At his request cremation services have been requested. His care has been entrusted to French Funeral Home, Brazil.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.