Meares, Jimmie auto accident caused death of another Joplin Globe 6Jul1947
MAN HIT BY MOTORCAR DIES Walter Leon Chapman, World n Veteran, Suffered Head Injuries Injuries East of Carterville. Carthage, Mo., July 5.--Walter Leon Chapman, 29 years old, veteran of World War H and resident of Carthage, died at 7 o'clock this morning at his 206 Elm- street, where he lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Chapman. Mr. Chapman received a head injury when struck by a motor driven by Jirnmie Meares of Carthage route 3 last Saturday night near Pla-Mor dance pavilion, east of Carterville. He was taken to McCune-Brooks hospital in an ambulance from the Hedge-Lewis funeral funeral home of Webb City and given emergency treatment and removed to his home. He was believed injured seriously at the time of the accident. Death apparently apparently was due to a brain con- cussion. Dr. Dawson Derfelt was making an investigation into the accident today. Mr. Chapman served with Battery D of the 203rd coast artillery regiment and was called into service service in 1940, serving with the forces for six years. Since his discharge from service he had been employed at the Carthage marble Â·works. Born in Carthage on December December 9, 1917, young Chapman had lived here all his life and attended the Carthage schools. Surviving besides his parents five brothers, Earl Chapman, .Charles Chapman, James H. Chap; Chap; man, Eddie Chapman and Jackie Chapman of Carthage, and a. sister, sister, Mrs. Martha Pruett of Carthage. The body was removed to the Knell mortuary.