In Memory of




Obituary for Edgar Vaughn Chapman

Edgar Vaughn Chapman went home to be with the LORD on October 1, 2019 after a remarkable life of almost 96 years. Edgar was born on November 27, 1923 in Leo, Indiana. He was adopted and raised by the Charles and Irene Chapman family. Edgar entered the United States Merchant Marine service with Standard Oil serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean theatres from September of 1941 to May of 1945. He regaled family and friends with many stories about his time on the high seas refueling U.S. Naval vessels during World War Two. He was a self- employed contractor after the war and then worked for Dana Spicer Axle until he retired. On May 15, 2016 Edgar was baptized to let the world know he had made Jesus his LORD and king. He attended Pathway Community Church faithfully for the last five years and was an active participant in the “New Creations” bible study. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Chapman Parker; son, Charles Edgar (Mary) Chapman; eight grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and son in law, Jeff Studebaker. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Evelyn Marie Hurraw Chapman; and daughter Barbara Jean Chapman Studebaker. Service is 11 am, Monday, October 7, 2019 at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton Street with calling one hour prior. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Shepherd's House.