Born and raised in Southgate, Roy spent his childhood years enjoying many types of sports. He graduated from Bellflower High School, where he lettered four years in football, basketball and baseball. While attending Cerritos College, Roy was drafted into the Navy and served on the battleship USS Pyro during the Vietnam War. Upon his return from military service, Roy joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He was a dedicated firefighter and worked hard to reach the ranks of battalion chief. He developed lasting friendships along the way and valued each one of them greatly. Roy’s love for sports prompted him to accept the role as director of training. His commitment to training was unparalleled; he took his drills seriously and expected the same from his crew. Roy is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda and his three sons, Michael, Derrick and Patrick.
Roy E. Chapman
- Los Angeles County
- November 11, 2005
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