Father of Nicholas Chapman, Duane Lee Chapman Jr., Leland Chapman, Zebediah Duane Chapman, Wesley Chapman, Christopher Chapman, James Chapman, Barbara-Katie Chapman, Tucker Dee Chapman, Lyssa Chapman, stepdaughter Cecily Chapman, Bonnie Jo Chapman and Garry Chapman.
Portrayed by James Ralph in A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003).
He is of German, English, Danish, and distant Swiss-German, descent.
Son, Zebediah, was born premature and died 30 days after his birth.
Grandfather of Travis Chapman (Barbara's son), Abbie Mae Chapman, (Lyssa's daughter), Cobie Chapman and Dakota Chapman, (Leland's sons) and Jodi Chapman, Jennifer Chapman, Dylan Chapman, and Jasmine Chapman (Duane Lee's children).