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Richard E. Chapman
Richard E. ChapmanRichard E. Chapman, age 78 of Richwood, died Saturday morning, June 18, 2011 at his home.  He was born March 22, 1933 in Richwood to the late Dallas Anson and Irma Irene (Pfleiderer) Chapman.

On August 3, 1956 he married the former Virginia Ellen “Ginger” Ames in Mt. Sterling, and she survives in Richwood.

He was born and raised in Richwood, graduating from Richwood High School in 1951 before joining the U. S. Army.  He worked at Whirlpool for 33 ½ years as a Traffic Coordinator, before retiring in 1988.  He was a painter and had done work for many people in the area.  Dick was an active member of the Richwood Church of Christ, and had been Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 109.  He enjoyed fishing and following the Gibson racing family, having raced go karts in his younger days.  Dick loved sports of all kinds, especially basketball, which he played and coached for many years.

Besides his wife, Ginger, he is survived by three sons, Brent (Kim) Chapman, Richwood; Dean (Shelly) Chapman, York Center; Michael (Dawn Gray) Chapman, Richwood; a daughter, Debi (Kenny) Hamilton, Raymond; a brother, Larry Chapman, California; two sisters, Linda Shearer, California; Sharon (Hes) Williford, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Shane (Chelse) Hamilton; Anson (Lisa) Hamilton; Brittany (Herbie) Chanley; Keenan Chapman; Tye (Jessica Skeen) Chapman; Baylee (Nick DeLauder) Chapman; Jason Chapman; five great-grandchildren, Collin Hamilton; Carter Hamilton; Gavin Dean DeLauder; Brycen Alan DeLauder; Addyson Hamilton and Cyler Skeen.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon “Chippy” Chapman and a sister, Pat Terry.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM in the Richwood Church of Christ with Pastor Matthew Craig officiating.  The family requests that everyone wear casual clothing and bright colors.  Military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans. Friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at 4:00 PM.  A private family graveside will take place in York Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ, 29063 Sivey Road, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#1 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Sorry to hear of Dick's passing it brought back memories to me how good you guys were when Paul and I had the pizza shop years ago and how many pizza we made for your family..May god give you strength at this time

#2 from: Fritz & Arlene Blue
154 S.Franklin Street  Richwood,Oh
Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Ginger & family:

It is with great sadness that we read of Dick's passing.

What a good guy he was. I know so many feel their lives have been enriched by being around him in life.

You had a long and wonderful marriage and what memories you must have stored up. Draw from those in your grief and know someday you will be together again never to part.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.


#3 from: Deb Tevis Clayton
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Ginger, Debi, the boys and families....
I'm so sorry for your loss.  What a nice man you married and a great Dad and Grandfather.  I remember spending sleepovers at your home and always felt welcomed.  You're blessed to have the Lord in your life to comfort you all.  
Dave & Deb Clayton

#4 from: Jim & Kim Thompson
Burlington, KY
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 9:39 AM

Dick was my former brother in law. Whenever I would visit from either Californina, or later Kentucky, Dick would always grill hamburgers for me. He knew that I loved his grilled hamburgers.  He would also make sure that a trip to Der Dutchman in Plain City was included during the visit. Ater years of being out of the family and out of contact, I was able to reconnect with the family.  Dick took the time to chat with and get to know my husband and still accepted me.  He was so much fun to be around and I will always have only the fondest memories of Dick.  

#5 from: Cheryl Litteral/Assurant.com
Springfield Ohio
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  I know it hurts now, but be happy in your memories of him and how he loved you all.  He's not hurting anymore.  Picture him in heaven with GOD looking around at all the wonders there with Jesus as his guide, all the wonders he's seeing.  Hope you find comfort in those thoughts and your memories of happier days with him.  Just think you'll see him again, and he'll be waiting for you all, holding out his hand to greet you with a big smile, and all kinds of tales about Heaven.  Love ya sweetie. Cheryl your mom at work!

#6 from: Chelse
York Center
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 11:12 AM

I have only known Dick for about 4 1/2 yrs since meeting and marrying his grandson Shane. Dick was such a wonderful guy and I look forward to telling our daughter Addyson about her great grandpa as she grows up. He was soooo excited to find out he was going to have his first great granddaughter. He got to spend her first year and a half with her and I am thankful God allowed him to stay here for that long. She often wouldn't let other people hold her when she was a baby but she would always let her great grandpa hold her. Lots of people have been blessed to know Dick and I sure am glad I am one of them! Love You Dick, See Ya Soon!!

#7 from: Jack  Johnson
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Ginger, I know your husband(Dick) has not been very well for awhile, but it still is a shock to many of us!   See you soon -- your special friend, Jackie Dean

#8 from: George and Marilyn Coleman
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Ginger,  We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing.  I wish I could get to church more so that I could see you.  I remember playing cards with you both at the seniors' nights at church. love and prayers

#9 from: Johna Nibert
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Ginger and family so sorry to see of Dicks passing. Have known the family for many years.They are a great family. Your family has our thoughts and prayers.
            Bill and Johna Nibert

#10 from: Dawn Ridenbaugh
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Debi and Family We are sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I could have yelled at him one more time! You had to love his sense of humor, keep all of them with you.


#11 from: Mike Thompson
Hocking Hills
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 2:12 PM

As a High School kid I spent many a Saturday & Sunday afternoon playing basketball above the town hall with Dick . He was out of the service and was playing against High School players. I remember him as being a good basketball player and was always a great guy for the teenagers to be with.I know he will be missed .I always thought that he had a great marriage partner with Ginger. My condolences to the family.Mike Thompson

#12 from: beverly waters sekella
columbus, ohio
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Ginger, on behalf of the howard waters family, our deepest sympathy to you and your children.

#13 from: Colleen Fiant
Marion Ohio
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Ginger, I am so sorry about your loss, please know I am praying for you and your precious family.  Take care of yourself. I remember you with so much fondness. Colleen

#14 from: Karen Landon
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:06 PM

My deepest sympathy to The Chapman Family at this time of loss. I also worked at Whirlpool.

#15 from: Mark Kemp
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I am sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He has been a great neighbor and friend. He will be greatly missed. God,s blessings to you all.

#16 from: Sonja Webb Horn
Mount Solon, Virginia
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Shared joy is a double joy:
shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Please know that you all are in my prayers.

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