Mr. Chapa was born to Feliberto and Santos (Garcia) Chapa on Dec. 14, 1934, in Live Oak County. He was a heavy equipment operator and raised his children in Live Oak County.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Terry Chapa; and a brother, Corando Chapa.
Survivors include his wife, Enriqueta (Pena) Chapa of George West; a son, Rodrigo (Cindy) Chapa Jr. of Beeville; four daughters, Esmeralda Lane, Greta Pena and Edahlia (Jorge Luis Valverde) Chapa, all of George West, and Lisa (John) Lapper of Corpus Christi; eight brothers; three sisters; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 19, with the funeral service following at Roberson Funeral Home in Three Rivers. Pete Garza officiated the service on Tuesday evening. Cremation followed.
Services were entrusted to Roberson Funeral Home, Three Rivers.