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John Appleseed Chapman

January 10, 1963 — July 15, 2019

John Appleseed Chapman


The reasons for this tribute are many, and each of his accomplishments are great.

He was a graduate of Pioneer School in Chillicothe, Ohio where he participated in the special Olympics and later received many trophies and awards. He met many famous movie stars and Presidents Nixon, Johnson and Kennedy.

John was an Ohio State Buckeye and Florida State fan. His knowledge of sports was like a sports library.

He played the triangle in the Orange City Library in Florida, where his adopted dad Myron “Ed” Chapman played tuba. John also played the triangle and other supportive rhythm instruments (cowbell, woodblock, bells) in the Orange City Orchestra.

His quiet time was reading history books, especially about Indians and the Civil War.

He was lucky to have the opportunity to be an associate member of the Florida American Legion the SAL (Sons of the American Legion) where he carried the flags in the patriotic parades, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and the FRA (Fleet Reserve Association) where I was a member after retiring as a Navy Musician.

John’s love of the culinary arts was excellent to say the least. I always had a home cooked meal.

He also loved music. Especially Loretta Lynn and Do-Waps.

John never met a stranger and he brought joy to all he knew.

To John Appleseed
Love your Dad       Ed Chapman


John Appleseed Chapman 56 of Deltona, Florida passed from this life Monday, July 15, 2019. He was born January 10, 1963 in Ross County, Ohio. A graveside service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in the Bainbridge Cemetery with Pastor John Hocker officiating. Friends and relatives may visit with John’s family and friends on Tuesday from 10 am to 11:45 am at the SMITH-MOORE-EBRIGHT Funeral Home, Bainbridge. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

10:00 - 11:45 am

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm

Smith-Moore-Ebright Funeral Home

110 W Main St, Bainbridge, OH 45612

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