October 1, 1940 - May 5, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:30 AM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, May 8, 2015 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, May 8, 2015 at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
John W. Chapman, 74, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in his home surrounded by his loving family .
He was born October 1, 1940 in Louisa, Kentucky the son of Kenneth and Pauline (Shannon) Chapman.
He was a 1959 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. He was a devoted member of the Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church. John loved fishing (but enjoyed going to church even more) and was a member of the Crappie Masters Assoc. He enjoyed hunting squirrels and coons. His passion for raising animals was evident, as he was a member of the Original Mountain Cur Breeders Association, and he was co-owner of the J & N Elk Farm. He married the love of his life, Nancy Humble, on August 29, 1961. Even though she passed on February 4, 2014, he still remained very devoted to her. John once said “God has been very good to me. He has given me a loving family, some of the best friends a person could have. I have been very blessed and have had a great life.”
He is survived by his sons, Bill (Kim) Chapman and Johnny (Pam) Chapman; his granddaughters, Jessica Ann Chapman and Kristin Marie Chapman as well as many close friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Friday, May 8, 2015 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME Mechanicsburg. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 9,2015 in the funeral home with the Rev. Scotty Bales and Rev. L. Michael Herbert officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Serving as pallbearers will be William H. Chapman, John K. Chapman, Deak Jones, Lonnie Bostick, Matt Phillips, Dylan Adams, Cameron Randall. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Nott, Dick Nott, Jerry Teets, Dick Bishop, and Paul Haffner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice, 6520 Poe Avenue, Suite 100, Dayton, OH 45414.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Dear Family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Lifting you in prayer, may God bring you comfort and peace. Sincerely, Debbie (@
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To the Family of John William Chapman. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, John. May the God of comfort heal your heart. The passing of someone you love can be a very hard thing to deal with. I hope you can find comfort in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at John 5:28&29. Sincerely, Kristy jw.org
Bill, John, and family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Big John. He was a great man and my Dad thought a whole lot of him. They had a unique bond as double first cousins. I remember Big John as a kid, and always thought he was the best fisherman and hunter around. I know how it feels to loose your Dad, but always remember he is in a much better place, and is setting beside Nan. I wish you all the best and we will be thinking about you all in the following days. Ty Chapman.