Terry Nathan Chapman, 71, of Troutman, N.C., passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C. Terry was born August 27, 1950, to the late Ralph Richard Chapman and wife Willie Honeycutt Chapman.

Terry graduated from Stony Point High School in 1968. In 1970, he graduated from Lowrance Hospital Inc. School of X-Ray Technology in Mooresville, N.C. In 1975, Terry went on to further his education with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lenoir-Rhyne College. He completed his education with a Master of Science in Biology from UNC Charlotte in 1990. Terry dedicated over 32 years as an educator at Rowan – Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury before retiring as the Dean of Health and Public Services. Terry was also an avid artist and military historian. He was of Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grady Chapman.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia “Pat” Goble Chapman of the home; one son, Patrick Nathan Chapman and wife Arianne of Huntersville; one daughter, Tiffany Dobbins and husband Rick of Hickory; three brothers, Ronnie Steven Chapman of Stony Point, Ronald “Rusty” Chapman and wife Sylvia of Statesville, and Seth Wesley Chapman and wife Dianne of Taylorsville; four grandchildren, Chapman T. Boatright, and Chandler, Taylor, and Riley Chapman, along with numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at Stony Point Baptist Church on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. Reverend Rick Norman will officiate with burial to follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the funeral from 1 to 3 p.m.

Memorials may be given to Stony Point Baptist Building Fund, 231 Ruritian Park Road, Stony Point, N.C., or Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family.

7 thoughts on “Terry Nathan Chapman

  1. Darrell Brown says:

    I’ll always remember Terry’s “atomic” dance. His students will know what I’m talking about. He was the most energetic person I’ve ever known. The world is a lonelier place without him here, but I’m thankful I had the privilege to have known him. I wish I could be there to say farewell. I will take a moment Saturday to stop what I’m doing and remember him. Goodnight sweet Prince, and angels sing thee to thy rest.

  2. Christina Hammond says:

    Terry was my Radiography teacher/ head of program. My class knows how lucky we were to have Terry as our instructor. He always taught us that knowledge is power. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I know he treasured every moment with his family. I sought his coounsel on more than one occasion long after graduation. My prayers are lifting you all up for comfort during this sad time.
    Christina Hammond (97)

  3. Donna Moran Nance says:

    Terry was a true inspiration for all students he taught. He was such an interesting person who lit up a room when he was there. I truly feel he was the inspiration for many of us to continue in the program when it would have been so easy to walk away. There was never a dull moment with him and he will be missed by all who had the gift of knowing him. The one memory we all have is of his physics class and his example of atomic movement, which to all us will still bring a smile. Prayers for the family.

  4. Kelly McCowan says:

    TC was so loved at RCCC and in the Radiography community! He was one of a kind and we are all better people for knowing him.

    TC will be forever remembered and missed!

    Prayers sent to his family.

  5. Bennie L. Fraley Barber says:

    Terry, (TC), was a man ahead of his time. He loved his work and had more energy than 3 two year olds! I worked with Terry at RCCC from 1979-1981. Later, when I was back at the hospital, he would ask me to work with the students who had problems learning. I enjoyed teaching and he knew it.

    The world has a hole now that he filled to the brim. But I know he and God are having some engaging conversations by now!!

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Chapman family at this time.


    Bennie Fraley Barber (76)

  6. Whenever I think of Terry a smile immediately pops up. He was an amazing teacher and friend to us all. Prayers for you all 🙏🏻

  7. Christina Dryman says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear this. Terry always lit up the room anytime he walked in and had everyone’s back at work. He made you laugh, cry and sometimes wonder. I have missed him since he retired, but I know he’ll light up those pearly gates like the brightest diamonds in the world. Heaven is blessed to gain such a deserving angel. Much love to your family, Terry, and strength for their healing. You were one of the best ever and will never, ever be forgotten.

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