Steven L. Chapman

June 16, 1950 ‒ March 27, 2015

Ironton, Ohio
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Steven L. Chapman, age 63, of Ironton and formerly of Marion, OH, died peacefully early Friday morning, March 27, 2015, at home.

On June 16, 1951, Steve was born in Marion, Ohio, the son of the late Vincent and Leona (Huffman) Chapman.

Steve worked for many years at Marion Malleable doing foundry work, and also worked at the Hatchery in LaRue. In 2005, he moved to Ironton to be near his family.

An avid fisherman, Steve loved to go fishing with his best friends; his brother, Ray, and his cousin, Ronnie Welch. Those three were inseparable. As a family they all looked forward to their yearly trip to Lake Erie, to catch, cook and eat as much fish as possible. He also enjoyed oil painting, playing cards, and watching football.

A jokester, Steve was always making everyone laugh.

He will be missed by his daughter, Tasha Hinman of Ironton; three grandchildren: Tyler, Dillon and Cheyenne; brother, Ray Chapman of Ironton; sisters: Viola (Don) Thompson of Texas, and Carol Vanderhoff of Marion; and two nieces: Michelle Rodriguez and Lisa Thompson.

Including his parents, Steve was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Chapman.

His family will greet friends from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2nd, at the Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Home, 347 W. Center St., Marion. Services honoring his life will follow immediately at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, a division of Snyder Funeral Homes, are honored to have been chosen to serve Steve’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I offer my deepest sympathy to the Chapman’s family. Steven will be truly missed. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow. Please be comforted with the words recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 regarding the loss of your love one.

  • My life has been blessed by the opportunity of meeting and taking care of such a great man. He was such the jokester and had that quirky grin you so loved. He was my Ohio State football buddy. Go Bucks he always said. Steven will be forever missed.