John Walker Chapman, 59, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at his home in Connersville.

The only child of Gary Walker and Eva Marie McFarland Chapman, John was born on September 7, 1961 in Connersville. As a child, he moved to Anaheim, California with his family and graduated from Esperanza High School in Anaheim.

An accomplished auto painter, John was employed for several years in the auto body industry. He operated a radiator shop in Corona, California, and following the death of his parents returned to Connersville and was employed at Progressive Rail of Muncie.

John was an avid fisherman and hunter, holding two fishing records in California for rainbow trout.

Survivors include two children, John Walker (Betty) Chapman, II of Los Angeles, California and Thea Chapman of Connersville; one grandson, Dominik Kreidler of Connersville; two uncles, Luther McFarland and Donald McFarland, both of Connersville; two aunts, Opal Klopp of Connersville and Kelly Stipp of Portland, Indiana. John was very close to his many cousins, neighbors, friends, and coworkers. He will be deeply missed by them.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at Dale Cemetery by Reverend John Reynolds at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

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