Thomas Kevin Chapman

July 22, 1953 ‒ August 22, 2012

Marion, Ohio

Thomas Kevin Chapman, age 59, of Marion, died August 22, 2012 peacefully in his sleep at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 22, 1953 in Marion to Ward Thomas and Mary Patricia (Paulus) Chapman. He attended St. Mary’s School and Marion Harding. On July 1, 1978, he married Robin (Robertson) at the Mt. Vernon Avenue Church of Christ; where he was a member. He was employed by Pollack Steel, Marion Power Shovel, and retired from the City of Marion. He loved fishing, family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years and his children: Tara Renee’ Chapman, Thomas Ward Chapman, and Amber Nicole (Daniel) Winegarner, his siblings: Karen Chapman, John Chapman, Michael Chapman, and Patrick Chapman, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Allen Chapman.

Special thanks are extended to Jesus Christ for strength to endure his illness, his church family, along with Dr. Ghulam Idrees and his staff, and the staff at The Marion General Pulmonary Rehab.

The Chapman family will greet friends on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, 347 W Center St., Marion, OH. Services celebrating his life will be held there on Saturday, August 25, at 10:00 AM with Pastor Jeff Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Price Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Vernon Avenue Church of Christ. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Tom was a great inspiration to many people at rehab. He always had a smile on his face and never knew a stranger. He would have everyone smiling and laughing. He was loved by all and will be dearly missed. May God comfort your family in this difficult time.

  • I worked with Tom for several years during our time for the city. He found humor and joy in most situations, and always had a smile and a pleasant word for everyone. Best thoughts to his family and many friends.

  • Robin and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers god be with you .

  • So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was always so friendly – we’ll miss his smiling face.

  • Sorry to Hear of Tom’s passing. He was like a big brother / stepbrother when I was growing up. I was just thinking of him the other day! He was Pallbearer for our Mother Shirley Beery whom he thought of as his 2nd Mother. We all loved him!!

    Steve Sparks & family.

  • Sorry to Hear of Tom’s passing. He was like a big brother / stepbrother when I was growing up. I was just thinking of him the other day! He was Pallbearer for our Mother Shirley Beery whom he thought of as his 2nd Mother. MAY I ADD HE ALWAYS HAD THAT LAUGH _ SMILE I’LL NEVER FORGET! We all loved him!!

    Steve Sparks & family.

  • Dear Family: I just heard of Tom’s passing today. We grew up in the same neighborhood and spent countless hours together as kids doing kid things. He was always a gentleman with a kind heart and a kind soul. May God be with you all during your time of grief.

  • My smypathy to Tom’s family I was friends with Tom for many years he was a wonderful friend and person.

  • Robin and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Our family has known him for many years and he was always a gentleman. I pray that the spirit of God surround you all now during your grieving of your loved one. God Bless you all.

  • Dear Chapman family,
    We are sorry to hear about Tom. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories of all your good times together bring comfort to you at this time.

  • May God be with you all during this difficult time.Tom was like another big brother to me (I had plenty) he was always kind even as a kid I always told him how blessed he was to have such a nice wife and familyHe knew it. Always smiling I will miss him . John 3:16

  • I will miss Tom very much…he was such a sweet soul. All my love to you Robin, I know it is a difficult time for you. If you need me just call.

  • Robin and family, I am so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. He was a sweet, kind man and will be missed my everyone who knew him. My prayers are with you.
    God Bless,

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s family. My whole family loved Tom and he was a great Santa Clause. He will be missed very much. RIP Tom. xoxoxoxox

  • Dear Chapman Family,
    My heart is so sad for you. Uncle Tommy was a wonderful person who will be missed. He loved you all so very much. May God give you the comfort and strength you need during this difficult time. I wish I could be there. Sending you lots of love and prayers.

  • Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Tom always stayed connected to the family friendships our parents initiated..years and years ago. We never had a Haberman funeral without Tom standing in our doorway holding a huge ham or turkey. His kindness and love will be remembered always.

    We are so sorry that we cannot be there with you as we have a family wedding out-of-town. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  • Dear Chapman Family,

    You’re in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. I’ll always remember Tom as a funny, sweet man who seemed to genuinely love life & the people in his life! Sending love to all of you today & always…

  • Prayers, peace and love to the entire Chapman family. Tom was a wonderful, kind person. Despite his health struggles, he always had a smile and a kind word to share. He was an inspiration in many ways.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom was a great guy who always had something nice to say to everyone. He will be missed by all.

  • Karen, Mike and family,
    I am sorry to hear for Tom’s passing. Please know that I am sending thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time

  • Dear Robin and family – Tom was such a special person who will be greatly missed! He was a valued neighbor doing so many wonderful things for my parents when they struggled with their health. I’ll miss his big smile and deep voice saying “Hello” from the front porch when I visited. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I just heard about your lose, Robin. I’m thinking of you and your family. If you need
    anything please let me know. My number is in the phone book.

    Prayers are with you.

  • I am so sorry for your lose Robin, My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family