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William Henry Chatman (September 06, 1939 – September 28, 2023)

William Henry Chatman (September 06, 1939 – September 28, 2023)

Visitation Date: Friday,       October 06th, 2023
Visitation Time:  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Visitation Location:  Golden’s Funeral Home Inc.,  210 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Winter Park, FL. 32789

Viewing will be held at  1 hr prior to service at 10:00 am,  Saturday October 07, 2023  

                              ***Service will begin immediately following viewing at 11:00 am***
Service Date:  Saturday,  October 07th, 2023
Service Time:  11:00 am
Service Location:  Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 412 E. Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville, FL. 32751
Pastor Willie C. Barnes
Please email all resolutions to Golden’s Funeral Home Inc.,  before 2:00 pm on Friday

              ***SERVICE WILL BE LIVESTREAM***… Click on the link below



William Henry Chatman, aged 84, was gently welcomed into heaven on September 28, 2023. 

He was born to William and Charlotte (Mitchell) Chatman in Emporia, Virginia, on September 6, 1939, as the son of hardworking sharecroppers.

To many, William was a beacon of love and strength. His devotion of 62 years to his beloved wife, Inez, stands as a testament to enduring love. As a father and grandfather, his affection and guidance enriched the lives of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Sheryl Freeman (Roger) and Lisa Chatman; son, Sheldon Chatman (Toshie); brother, Jonny D. Moody; cherished grandchildren, Nicole Isaac (Mikko), Jeremy Pope, Dr. William Freeman, and Jordan Chatman; great-grandchild, Orion Isaac; and a close-knit family of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

William was reunited in heaven with his parents and siblings: Gene Chatman, Arthur Chatman, Beatrice Chatman, Edna Chatman, Carolyn Harris, Annie Nichols, and Mara Linda Chatman.

With unwavering commitment, William served in the United States Navy for 22 years. His service, which included an honorable retirement and the Vietnam Service Medal, spoke of his dedication to his nation. Post his naval duties, William continued to serve his community as a Letter Carrier at the Winter Park Branch of the United States Post Office for two decades.

Beyond his professional endeavors, William’s passions were vast. He cherished worldly adventures with Inez, engaged in the joys of woodworking and fishing, and took delight in attending Ham radio conventions. His ability to fix almost anything and everything benefitted not only his family, but also many of his neighbors. 

William’s passion for music resonated with everyone who knew him. As a gifted saxophonist, he charmed audiences during his high school days and later mastered the intricacies of the piano, organ, and violin. His deep, mellifluous bass voice was a regular part of the Macedonia Men’s Choir for many years. Those close to him often joked that, given a piano in the vicinity, there was no escaping his heartwarming rendition of “Blueberry Hill.” His multifaceted interests illuminated his zest for life. William will be greatly missed by all.

The Celebration of Life in honor of William will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 412 E Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville, FL. Friends and family may gather to share memories and condolences at the viewing being held at Golden’s Funeral Home on Friday, October 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Kindly consider making a contribution to AdventHealth Hospice Care Central Florida in lieu of flowers to honor William’s memory.

Golden’s Funeral Home in Winter Park, FL, humbly stands with the Chatman family during this time, assisting with arrangements.

For those unable to attend, please click on the link or picture below to view the live funeral service.  









  • Laurel Zabel Posted October 6, 2023 8:14 pm

    Lisa and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mr. Chatman too well but I remember his kindness, both at your home and when I ran into him working in Winter Park. I always admired the way he treated his family. My deepest condolences and a big hug to you all during this difficult time.

  • Juanita Moody Jefferson Posted October 6, 2023 11:13 pm

    To Chatham family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the peace of God strengthen you as the days pass. Keep the faith and be strong in the Lord.

  • Debra Chatman-smith Posted October 7, 2023 2:50 pm

    Dear family :
    My name is Debra Chatman-smith
    Daughter of Arthur ChatmanSr., the brother to uncle William Henry Chatman.
    My Brothers
    Arthur Chatman Jr. and his family in VA.. and my Brother
    Gene Chatman Sr. and his family in Maryland
    and myself Debra Chatman-smith and my family in New York
    Want to let you know that we Love you all and we send our sincerest condolences , sympathy and compassion to the family who are there. We are there with you in spirit and via live streaming.
    Thank you all for your thoughtfulness in providing the live streaming for those who are not able to attend.
    Remember the good times!
    our prayer is that you will lean on God for his strength today and there after.
    The Chatman family’s
    Arthur Chatman Jr.
    Gene Chatman Sr.
    Debra Chatman-smith
    And a host of nieces and nephews
    Send much Love out to you all.
    We hope that you feel it.

  • Wanda (Harris) Griffin Posted October 7, 2023 7:05 pm

    Uncle William Henry exuded a quiet humble dignity, and symbolized a tower of strength and a blessing to his entire extended family.
    He could be fun, too, leaving an indelible impression on my childish mind, back in the early 1960s, when he visited us with Aunt Inez and their infant, Cheryl, demonstrating on them the “Eskimo kiss”, or nose rub. And he exemplified a great husband/father/’family man’, from that day until today…
    Rest in Power, Uncle
    And may God grant comfort to the family

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