Obituary photo of Clement Chapman, Akron-OH
In Loving Memory of

Clement Jay Chapman

1952 - 2023
Obituary photo of Clement Chapman, Akron-OH
In Loving Memory of

Clement Jay Chapman

1952 - 2023
Clement Jay Chapman, 70, of Akron, passed away on January 10, 2023. He was born on October 27, 1952 to the late Clarence and Clementine {Britton} Chapman.

After his father passed in 1971, Clem lived with his Aunt Ramona Glasser, where he graduated from Norwayne High School in Creston, Ohio. Clem, some time after graduation, went to Texas to try out to be a jockey, as he was small in stature, but it wasn’t for him. He traveled to visit relatives in Florida and New Mexico, but ultimately settled in Ohio. Clem lived with his Aunt Bonnie {Grimm} and Uncle Melvin Britton (deceased 2016), and referred to them fondly as Mom and Dad. He worked at Mainstay Markets (Rittman and Doylestown, OH, now closed since 2003). After his mother passed in April of 2003, Clem went to live with his sister Sandra Haller, who had moved to Indiana several years earlier.

Clem was a good brother to Sandra, and helped care for her during her battle with cancer. Clem, after two years of trying, finally got his medical disability and went back to Ohio. Clem and his sister Luwana resided for several years in the same senior complex. Clem enjoyed living there very much, attending their costume parties He even attended one year as Papa Smurf, sporting a blue face. On Saint Patrick’s Day, Clem wore a green vest and top hat and spread his lucky charm to friends and neighbors. He was known for his funny wit. You sometimes could hear him giggle and snicker just before he pulled his prank, or told you a joke. He would barely get the joke out for laughing about it! He really loved making people laugh. Though he never married and most of the time, there was great distance between Clem and his extended family, even the youngest of the grand nephews and nieces knew Uncle Clem.

Clem is preceded in death most recently by his mother Clementine and sisters Bonnie Hair, Luwana Woods and Virginia Lee "Ginny" Davis.

He is remembered by his nephews Michael and John Haller, Erik Owens, Frank Hair and Shonn Chapman; nieces Robin McCoy and Crystal Matthews; cousins Bonnie Britton and her children (Matthew, Mark and Jodie especially); Georgiana Lake of Florida and several of her children; Nita Worden of Addy, Washington and Kenneth Ruble of Arizona.

Clem is survived by his older sister Sandra Haller of California; brother John Chapman of Kentucky and nephew Erik (Amy) Owens. Erik is Luwana's son, and he and his wife were some of Clem's only visitors in his last couple of years in Falls Village Nursing Home.

The family wants to let the staff at Falls Village know that the care and day to day living there gave Clem a sense of caring and love that was unmatched.

Per Clem's wishes, cremation will take place, and he will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date. To leave a message for his family, please scroll below.
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