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Guy Chapman
Guy ChapmanGuy M. Chapman, age 64, of Bucyrus, died Wednesday April 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM at O.S.U. Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born September 2, 1945 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Hershel H. and Wavie M. (Hayes) Chapman.
On December 20, 1987 in the Fairway-Waycraft gym he married the former Brenda Shearer Roseberry and she survives.
Also surviving are one son; Jason (Karen) Chapman of Bucyrus, step daughter; Marni (Todd) Stiles of Marion, two grandsons; Cody Chapman of Ontario and Zayin Stiles of Marion.  Two sisters; Velma Roberts of LaRue and Peggy Chapman of Apple Valley, CA, a sister-in-law Sue Chapman of Marion. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. And a special friend from high school Otis Anderson of Dillon, Montana.   A Brother Milford and a sister Phyllis Rhoden preceded him in death.
A 1963 graduate of Holmes-Liberty High School.  He attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville. He was a teacher and coach at St Paul School in Westerville, Holy Trinity School in Bucyrus, and Colonel Crawford High School.
From 1972 to 1977 he sold insurance for the George Crawford Agency in Marion.  George became a special  friend and mentor. In 1977 he returned to his first love of teaching and coaching. He was hired to teach physical education at Fairway-Waycraft.  He was humbly proud of the many accomplishments  of the special people with whom he was associated. While attending The Ohio State University, he was privileged to be in coaching classes with two remarkable men, Woody Hayes and Fred Taylor. He was immensely proud of the Fairway-Waycraft unified volleyball team, which won the 2004 National Championship in Atlanta.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday April 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home 210 S. High St. LaRue, Ohio.
Minister will be the Rev. Herb Jordan, Burial in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in LaRue 2 hours before service time on Saturday.  
Those who wish may make contribution to the Fairway-Waycraft sports program in care of the funeral home.
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#1 from: Billie Jo Carr
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Brenda and family you have my deepest sympathy. These times are very difficult,but remember Guy is in a better place and at peace. He did such gratifing work here on earth with special people. Just think of what he will now be possible of doing. Brenda if you need anything please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

God Speed
Billie JO

#2 from: Sheila Hart
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 11:39 AM

i am so sorry Brenda for your loss, coach was a good guy, he will be missed by many....

#3 from: linda
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM

am so sorry Brenda for your loss, coach was a good guy, he will be missed by many....

#4 from: Ernie & Linda Vaughan
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Brenda & Family~
   We are truly sorry to hear about Coach! He was an amazing man who helped many people! He will be truly missed by so many people! There will never be anyone else like Coach! He did a lot for me, and I will forever remember him for everything that he has done for me! God Bless you and your family!

Ernie & Linda

#5 from: Rusty & Joyce Miller
Galion, Ohio
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

With deepest sympathy, to Brenda and family.  Coach was truly unique and so dedicated.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  We had lots of fun with him in all the activities we participated in.  

#6 from: dawn and johan leiss
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Brenda and family; you are in our thoughts and prayers...

#7 from: Rita and Jerry Fegley
Victoria Dr. Bucyrus, OH
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Brenda, Our sympathy to you and your family during this sad time.  Guy was such an asset to this community and he will truly be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#8 from: Nic and Tina Crim
Galion Ohio
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 6:45 PM

We just lost a great man. Coach will always be remembered as a mentor to many and a man who made me want to be a better person. Words can't express my sorrow to his family but thank you for sharing him with us.
Love, Tina

#9 from: Len Sipe
Wooster Ohio
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Guy was my eigth grade teacher and coach at Holy Trinity School in Bucyrus.  He was truly a remarkable person.  I will always remember his ready smile, the whackin' he laid on my behind in the health room, and how he really didn't get mad when we broke his kitchen window during a spoon game that got out of hand.  He was also a huge New York Jets fan.  Not many people know it but he actually had the school colors changed for a short while to green and white.  He will be missed by many, many people.  I am one.


#10 from: Tunie Martin
Vienna, West Virginia
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Brenda, I am truly sorry for your loss.  I was so impressed at what a great person Guy was to bring you all the way to Vienna WV and then back home again so we could have a week's visit.  He acted as if he was only driving you across town.  I liked him immediately and know he surely must have had a lot of friends.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.  May God bless.

#11 from: Maureen Marek
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 1:15 AM

I want to extent my deepest regrets to the family with the passing of Guy.  It has been a pleasure to have known him the short time I have while his teams have played at the National Unified Championships the past years.

I will always remember his smiling face as he coached his teams at the Championships.  

We have lost a very special man.

My deepest sympathies.
Maureen Marek
Tournament Director
National Unified Volleyball Championship
Special Olympics

#12 from: Kristie Zornes Cazzell
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Coach's death. We are very thankful for the past 15 years of knowing him & participating in all of the activities he had allowed us to.

Please accept our condolences,  
The Zornes & Cazzell families

#13 from: Wm & Barbara Mankey
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Brenda and kids-We will not be able to come to the funeral but want you to know the BIG impact Guy made on our lives.  It was a real pleasure to work with him.  He made our job so much easier.  We could look forward to Christmas and birthday cards from him and you.  He was in our thoughts and prayers as you will be now.  He will be sadly missed.  The Mankey's                    

#14 from: Mike & Tammy Hauck
901 N. Clink Blvd.
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    I was shocked when Brian called to tell me about Guy.  I figured something was not right when we didn't get a Xmas card this year.  Words cannot express what our feelings are for him for everything he has done for so many over the years.  Without a doubt one of the nicest men we have ever met.  His reward awaits him for sure.
    I am so sorry that we couldn't attend the services for we surely wanted to, but just like Guy, I am still involved in coaching, (Crestline High School girls varsity softball) and we have a doubleheader on Saturday.  As I stand on the field I will look up to the heavens above and pay my respects.  I am sure he will know.  May all of gods  blessings be upon you and your family, and hopefully we can stay in touch.

                   God bless,

#15 from: Brian Hauck
110 Bauer Court Crestline Ohio
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 1:11 PM

I was extremely saddened to hear about Guy's passing, although it's been awhile since i've seen him, i will never forget the impact that he had on my life. I will always remember the times that my dad and i spent with him and the kids from FW. He was a huge part of my life growing up and was a part of some of the best times of my life. I will always remember him and you have my prayers and sympathies.

#16 from: Lori Miller
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Brenda and family,
Very sorry for your loss.  "Coach" was a good person.  He did alot for everyone at Waycraft and the indviduals. I dont think anyone could re ally fill his shoes the way he did with people. He will be very sadly missed.

Lori Miller

#17 from: Brett and Kim Mutchler
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Today we said goodbye to an amazing man.  He brought so many of us together and made us a family.  We are all better people for having known him and he will live on in our hearts.
No one will ever replace him, he was truly one
in a million.  With love and sympathy, Brett and Kim

#18 from: Marty Allen
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM

All of us at Special Olympics Ohio were sad to hear the news about Guy. For me personally, Guy was one of the first Coaches to befriend me when I became a volunteer for Special Olympics at my first Summer Games in the late 70's.  Guy served as the Area 5 Director as well as always being an outstanding Local Director for the Crawford County Special Olympics for so many years.  He was the winner of many State Championships in basketball & volleyball.  And he went on to win the National Unified Special Olympics Volleyball Tournament held at the United States Volleyball Championships.  He promoted family involvement in his Special Olympics Program and most importantly helped to develop his athletes in their sports and as members of their community.  He will be missed!

Marty Allen
Program Director
Special Olympics Ohio

#19 from: Julie Light-Copper
Bucyrus Ohio
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 7:49 PM

I was sorry to hear of Guy's death today.  We had talked recently one evening when I was tutoring at Waycraft and caught up on many things that were happening with each other over the past 10 years since I left Fairway.  He seemed so frail but still talked fondly of the clients that he worked with.
My deepest sympathies and hope for peace in this trying time.
Sincerely and prayers,

#20 from: Mr. Kim Miller
Marysville, Ohio
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Just today I learned of the passing of Guy.  I didn't know him very well, but Guy and I shared a passion for people with disabilities and Special Olympics.  He and I coached against each other in the late 70's and our paths frequently crossed.  I was always impressed with his passion, commitment and dedication to what he did.  He was "all about" others.

I pray that your pain is eased in the coming months as you hear more and more wonderful stories about Guy.  And that you realize that this world was left a better place because he was here.

My sincere condolences...Kim Miller  

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