Chief Kenneth Fred Chapman, Jr. (USN ret.)

June 06, 1949 - March 24, 2023


Obituary For Chief Kenneth Fred Chapman, Jr. (USN ret.)

Chief Kenneth Fred Chapman Jr. (USN ret.), beloved husband of Shari Lou White Chapman, of Jacksonville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 24, 2023.

Born in Norwich, CT., June 6, 1949, son of the late Kenneth Fred Chapman, Sr. and Venelda LeBlanc Chapman, he has lived in Jacksonville for many years.

Ken was a proud veteran having served in the U.S. Navy retiring as a Chief Hospital Corpsman.

Besides his wife Shari, he is survived by his sons, Kenneth Fred Chapman, III and his fiancée Monica Akers of Charlotte, NC, and Erick Hoffman and his wife Melissa of Mechanicsville, MD; his daughters, Stacy Kwak and her husband Peter of St. John, FL. and Jennifer Jette of Cornelius, NC; his grandchildren, Zachary Rioux, David Rioux, Benjamin Hoffman, Charlotte Chapman, Molly Hoffman, Kenneth Fred Chapman IV, Joshua Kwak, Andrew Hoffman, and Florence Kwak; and his sisters, Linda Mott of Milford, DE and Eve Ann Strickland of Oakdale, CT; nephews William Mott of Anchorage, AK, James Mott of Clearwater, FL, and Michael Mott of Anchorage, AK; and his niece Marie Mott Copper of Strasburge, PN.

Visitation will be Monday, April 3, 2023 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. in the Johnson Funeral Home, 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, followed by Inurnment with Military Honors in the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at noon.

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  • 03/31/2023

    With deep sympathy at the loss of your love one. Ken was a great neighbor and friend. He will be missed. The Blackstock family

  • 03/28/2023

    Stacy, I am so sorry for your loss. Hoping that the memories of your dad and the love and support of family and friends will help you through this time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Lori and Dan

  • 03/28/2023

    Dear Ken. It's been years since Bill and I visited you but the memories of the visit, with pictures. will always be with me. You raised a beautiful family with your wife Sheri. RIP knowing you will be Loved and missed always.

  • 03/27/2023

    Ken, Sterling and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Donald and Sterling Williams

  • 03/27/2023

    Ken Chapman was a great guy, had the opportunity to spend time with him in North Carolina a few times some years back. May he rest in peace and God bless his family!

  • 03/27/2023

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family.


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    Virginia Ryback sent America the Beautiful for Chief Kenneth Fred Chapman, Jr. (USN ret.) - March 29, 2023

    May you rest in God's peace.

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    America the Beautiful was sent for Chief Kenneth Fred Chapman, Jr. (USN ret.) - March 27, 2023

  • 5 TREES

    Anna Koerper planted 5 trees in memory of Chief Kenneth Fred Chapman, Jr. (USN ret.) . - April 01, 2023

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