Sgt. James Timothy Chapin, 51, of Soddy Daisy, died on Saturday, April 2, 2011.
A graduate of UTC with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Tim has served with the Chattanooga Police Department for the past 27 years. Prior to that, Tim served with the U.S. Capitol Police Department during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Tim follows his grandfather and father in law enforcement.
He held memberships with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22 and the Fellowship of Christian Police Officers. Tim was a member of Abba’s House since 1998 where he served in the children’s and youth ministry programs.
He is survived by his wife, Kelle Yeomans Chapin; son, Nicholas Chapin and daughter, Allison Chapin, all of Soddy Daisy; parents, Ralph and Linda Richards Chapin, Powells Crossroads; sisters, Lisa (Kent) Chapin Roberson, Pikeville, Tn., and Laura (David) Chapin Smith; brother, Paul (Jamie) Chapin, both of Powells Crossroads; several nieces, nephews, great-niece and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Apr. 7, at 1 p.m. at Abba’s House with Dr. Ron Phillips and Pastor Chris Brooks officiating.
Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with officers of the Delta Team serving as pallbearers, including David Ashley, Brian Blumenberg, Mark Bender, Florida Wynn, Troy Cannon, Steve Campbell and Lorin Johnston. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Chattanooga Police Dept.
Memorial contributions may be made in Tim’s memory to Abba’s House, 5208 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga, Tn. 37343.
The family will receive friends at Abba’s House from 12-3 and 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 6.
Friends are welcome to visit and sign the register book at Abba’s House at any other hours after noon on Wednesday.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
A trust fund has been set up for Sgt. Tim Chapin’s children’s education.
All donors should make the checks out to:
Educational Fund for Tim Chapin Family – Wells Fargo.
Mail the donations to:
RDP Partners 6111 Shallowford Road Suite 103 Chattanooga TN. 37421.