Donald Eugene Chapman Jr

January 7th, 1954September 7th, 2021

Donald Eugene Chapman Jr., 67, of Lafayette, CO passed away on September 7th in Lafayette, CO.

Don was born in Camp Gordon, GA to Donald E. and Loretta J. Chapman on January 7, 1954.  He went to school in Pueblo, CO and at the age of 17, enlisted in the United States Army.  Don married Marietta Fay (May) Hubbard on April 21st, 1979, in Boulder, CO. He worked as an Inside Sales Technician for STK, AIR and Micro Motion for 37 years. Along with his wife of 42 years, Don contributed to the surrounding communities by furnishing several affordable rental properties for nearly four decades.

Don has always considered his family as his first priority. He loved coaching his children in baseball, soccer and basketball. He enjoyed fishing, shooting, boating, cheering on the Denver Broncos and traveling, He will be remembered by all for his infectious smile, kind-hearted jokes and loving nature.

Don is preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Chapman and his father and mother-in-law Lloyd and June Hubbard and sister-in-law, Barbara Lawrence.

Don is survived by his wife May Chapman, children Nicole and Travis Humphrey and Joani and Donald E. Chapman III, mother Loretta J. Chapman, brothers David Wayne, Douglas Earl and Darrel Scott Chapman, sister Cheryl Marvin, grandchildren Addison and Trace Humphrey and numerous nieces and nephews. Don will be sorely missed and always remembered.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 15th from 5pm - 7pm at Darrell Howe Mortuary. The funeral service will be held the following day, September 16th at 10am at Darrell Howe Mortuary. Services will be officiated by Don’s brother, David Chapman. Per Boulder County, every guest is required to wear a mask or facial covering while in the building. We appreciate your cooperation.

For those who are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed. Please click on the link below to watch the service:

A reception will be held at the American Legion in Louisville (1150 Pine St., Louisville, CO 80027)  from 1pm - 3pm.


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May, I know it's been many years but I saw Don's obituary in the paper and definitely wanted to convey my deepest sympathy to you and your family. So young. So very sorry. I wish you all much peace and the love that will always be with you. JoAnn Borys
Dear May and family My sincerest sympathy on Don’s passing. He was a joy to be with and he’ll be sorely missed. My prayers and love for all of you. Golden Light Surround him and all of you. Love Charlotte, Rachel and Heidi
May & Family, Aunt Joann, David, Doug, Cheryl, Darrell and families. We are sending prayers, love and hugs. Donnie was one big happy man. Always with that Chapman oneryness and you could hear him laugh across the room. One memory I have thought about is when Uncle Don, Aunt Joann and 5 kiddos came to Paonia to vacation. We loaded up and took a picnic lunch and headed fishing. What an exciting and fun day. The 4 boys and Cheryl had a fun filled day but not always fishing. I didn't think the bathtub would ever drain nor my fishing pole would ever work again. We have had a world of fun with all of you. Sorry we can't be with you today but will be streaming the Services with you. Love you all, Glen and Kathy Chapman Filener
Dave and family - Please know you are all in our prayers as you grieve Don’s passing. May your memories be sweet and your sense of God’s comfort a very real thing. Greg & Suzie McNeese
Dear Nicole and May and Donnie, We’re so sorry for your loss and that we were not able to be there. Please know that you are all in our thought and prayers . Don will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He will always be with you in your hearts and loving memories of him. Love, Dena and Joann Musso
May & Family, We have not been close, but we really share your grief and sadness at this time. We are amazed at the love shared during the service. We are with you in spirit. May God Bless Each Of You. Hugs and Prayers Jerry, Della & Stanley
The service was beautifully done and very touching. Our heartfelt condolences to the Chapman family. With love, Dolores, Joy, Caroline, and Buster Estes Hofmann