Spartanburg businessman Rob Chapman dies at 66

Rob Chapman. Credit: Spartanburg County Foundation
Rob Chapman. Credit: Spartanburg County Foundation

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Spartanburg businessman Rob Chapman died at the age of 66 on Wednesday.

Chapman was the chairman, chief executive officer and treasurer of Inman Mills. He was also a past member of the board of Spartan Communications, former owners of WSPA-TV.

“He was a phenomenal, honorable man. We’ve lost one of the most honorable leaders who left a legacy that can be scene locally, statewide, and nationally through business and philanthropy,” said Jennifer Evins president and CEO of the Chapman Cultural Center.

Chapman was involved in the community and served on numerous boards.

He was chairman of the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg and the Spartanburg County Foundation.

Senator Lindsey Graham released this statement following the death of Chapman:

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of my good friend Rob Chapman.

He was one of South Carolina’s best and brightest, a pillar of the community, a strong business leader who cared for his people, and above all else — a loving family man.

He will be missed by his many friends and incredible family.”