Kenneth A. Chapman Sr.

Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Kenneth A. Chapman Sr. 53, of Fairdale, passed away Monday, April 5, 2010, with several members of his mining family following injuries sustained at Performance Coal’s Upper Big Branch Mine at Montcoal, W.Va.
Born September 17, 1956, at Beckley, he was a son of the late Clarence and Pearl Chapman.
Kenneth had a great love for his family. He loved hunting, fishing, working in his garden, teasing his children and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by three brothers, Billy, Robert, and Clarence Chapman; and two sisters-in-law, Carol Chapman and Joyce Chapman.
Those left to cherish his loving memory include his wife, Laura Chapman; children by his first marriage, Donna Griffith and husband, Matthew, Vicky Williams and husband, Richard, Kenny Chapman Jr. and wife, Deniese; a son by his second marriage, Michael Austin Chapman; his other children, Jason McMillion, Carol Massey, and Jubal McMillion and wife, Sarah; grandchildren, Matthew Griffith Jr, Tristan, Rebecca, and Skyler Griffith, Bryonna and Bryce Chapman, Spencer Williams, Riley and Sydney Chapman, Haylen McMillion, Dakota, Jenna, and Hunter Massey, and Hope McMillion; brothers and sisters, Charles Chapman and wife, Grace of Florida, Glen Chapman and wife, Judy of West Virginia, Dennis Chapman and wife, Gaye of West Virginia, Henry Chapman and wife, Theresia of Georgia, Larry Chapman and wife, Betty of West Virginia, Linda Frye and husband, Ronnie of West Virginia, Brenda Bailey and husband, Glenn of West Virginia, Jimmy Chapman and wife, Brenda of West Virginia, Ronnie Chapman and wife, Lisa of West Virginia; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley with Rev. Johnny Catlett and Rev. Jerry Tyree officiating. Kenneth will be laid to rest at the Davis Cemetery, Maple Fork.
Jimmy Dale Chapman, Matt Griffith Sr., Jeremy Chapman, Ricky Chapman, Larry Chapman, Jerry Massey and Matt Griffith Jr. will be serving as pallbearers.
Friends may gather with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the funeral home.
Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is in charge of the arrangements
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