Charles H. Chapin was born in Idaho in 1911. The census records show his families Home in 1920: Hanover, Morris, New Jersey. Charles served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Charles Hall Chape Chapin Jr.
Was born Mar 24, 1911 in Twin Falls, ID, and died Nov 18, 2000 in Dallas, TX
He attended Phillips Academy Andover at Boston, Massachusetts and Yale University at New Haven, Connecticut. He was employed by Texaco as a retail representative in West Texas and New Mexico State.
He was playing manager of the Lubbock Hubber Baseball Team.
He served in the US Navy during WWII as a Naval Aviator, primary flight instructor at Hensley Field at Grand Prairie, test pilot and operations office in the Pacific Theater in Naval Air Transport service in DC4s, instructor at Olathe, KS in DC3s, public relations officer for Naval Research in Washington DC.
He was a captain for Mercury Airlines.
He bought the Texaco Station in the Highland Park Shopping Village and served as president of the Village Merchants Association and the Dallas Petroleum Retailers. He and his wife also formed a condominimum management and real estate sales in Northwest Hwy and Preston Rd area.
He was a member of the Rotary Club, Lions Club, Dallas Yale Club.
Preceded in death by his wife Melita Johnson Chapin.
Survived by daughters, Knoxie Chapin Heap of University Park, Shelley Chapin Drake of Denver CO; granddaughters, Jenna Heap Rupley, Barry Heap and Dorry Heap, all of University Park .
Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park
Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home 214-363-5401