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Melvin E. Chapman, age 86,

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Obituaries

Melvin Chapman

MELVIN E. CHAPMAN, age 86, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Clark Memorial Hospital. Prior to retiring, he was the owner operator of Chapman Sawdust and Shavings and had been a buyer of lumber for Louisville Lumber and Millwork.

He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew B. Chapman and Iva L. Chapman and 11 siblings.  

Melvin was a devoted family man survived by his wife Evelyn J. (Farries) Chapman of Jeffersonville, IN.; son, Gary M. Chapman and his wife Debra of Jeffersonville, IN.; daughter, Terri Chapman Buhner and her husband Byron of Jeffersonville, IN.; grandchildren Paul A. Chapman (Stephanie), Kristie A. Ferree (Kevin), and Garrett M. Nale (Nicole) and Rebecca Buhner; 5 great grandchildren (Lilly, Amani, Emma Grace, Landon, Jack, and Harper) and one on the way.

Knowledgeable well beyond formal education, Melvin was the “go to” guy.  He could literally fix anything! His knowledge of how things worked was astounding and passed on to his children and grandchildren.  When asking family and friends about him, one would often hear that he was kind, compassionate, loved his family above all else but also cared deeply for others. He served as a mentor to many people, but especially to Gary and Larry Groves.  He was very proud of his relationships with strangers who often became cherished friends.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. E. M. Coots' Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Expression of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.


Comments (2)

  • bill mccarty

    30 May 2018 at 11:37 |
    Please send my condolences to the family of Melvin Chapman.When me and my parents lived @ 901 Sycamore Drive during the mid 1970s,Melvin and his family were among our neighbors.He was one of the nicest people you would ever meet.When my late father went to visit my late mother while she was undergoing a second hospitalization for cancer @ Clark Memorial Hospital in November of 1975(My mother passed away on December 8th,1975 and my father passed away nine years later,in November of 1984),Melvin's daughter,Terri came to babysit me.


  • Terri Chapman Buhner

    01 June 2018 at 21:10 |
    My Dad was the best Dad ever! His family always came first! He was compassionate beyond words can describe and always willing to listen. He worked so hard to make sure we were all taken care of. Rest in Peace Dad.... Love you always. T.


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