The Jay Chapman Memorial Fund

founded in memory and honor of my son

 James Michael “Jay” Chapman

Save the date! The 8th annual JCMF Golf Tournament is 0n the books for October 13, 2017 at the beautiful Eagle’s Brooke Golf club in Locust Grove, Georgia. Visit us on Facebook

JCMF on Facebook




Last year, after all the expenses were taken care of, we raised over $9,000, a record year for the fund.  Proceeds were shared with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Jay Chapman Scholarship at the University of West Georgia.

In the six years of the event, we have raised over $40, 000 which would not be possible without everyone involved. We look forward to increasing that amount this year.

If you were unable to participate and would like to make a contribution to this fund, make checks payable to JCMF, and mail to Joe Chapman at the address below. All contributions are tax deductible.

1254 Mcallistar Dr.20151009_135817
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Please feel free to share this page with anyone who knew Jay or who may be interested in our cause.

Deepest thanks,
Chapman Family and Friends


Jay Chapman was born May 3rd, 1981.  Growing up just south of Atlanta, Jay defined what an avid Atlanta sports fan was! He loved the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, and most importantly, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.  Jay was always a natural in whatever sport he decided to play… whether it was baseball, basketball, golf, and later flag football.  He attended Fayette County High School where he excelled as a student athlete.  While attending West Georgia, Jay became a focal point of the University’s intramural program excelling in everything from flag football, basketball, softball, and was even known to be an exceptional kayaker.  Due to his excellence in athletics, Jay was a three-time intramural athlete of the year at the University.  After college, Jay’s passion was teaching history and coaching.  He coached softball, basketball, and baseball for South Cobb High School.  Anyone who knew Jay knew how much he loved coaching and helping the adolescents that he taught and coached on a daily basis. On May 22nd, 2009, Jay died in an automobile accident.  A fraternity brother was driving Jay’s truck and they were hit by a wrong way driver on the Interstate just outside of New Orleans. The driver was not seriously injured, but Jay was killed instantly. Jay was engaged to be married in less than 2 months, but was tragically taken from us before that part of his life could begin. Jay was an incredible person that made you smile and laugh and he lived life to its fullest.  To know Jay was to love him…

To view a video about Jay’s life:
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  4. Dan Pendley says:

    What do you say to someone who lost one of the most precious gifts in their life? Words do not exist to express my sorrow for your loss. Each personal loss is just that. You have an idea of what they are going through but not the total weight that it weighs on them because each one is different. I truly believe in the power of prayer and know that the loss of Jay has you in my thoughts and prayers and the many many many people he touched in life. If within arms reach, a long hug and cry goes a long long long way. Don’t have to say a word, because you are in fact, saying a lot. I know, from my own personal losses that the hugs given to me, said a lot. They were much needed and appreciated on my part. Sort of a unspoken universal language.

  5. Joel Chapman says:

    Thank you Susan!

  6. Susan says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He seems like a wonderful man and taught school at my alma mater, South Cobb and I am also an alumni of West GA. I have a son who is two years younger and cannot fathom such a tragic loss. God bless and keep you and thank-you for keeping his memory alive by having this page and the Golf Tournament.

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