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Kenneth Wayne Chapman

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Kenneth Wayne Chapman, age 23, of Surprise, Arizona passed away on October 21, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born August 16, 1997 to Wayne Chapman and Lucy Chapman in Fountain Valley, California.

Kenneth served in the United States Marine Corps from August of 2015 to present as a Flight Equipment Technician where he had attained the rank of Corporal. His final assignment was Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America- Order of the Arrow, in 2014; and was a Letterman for Football with Fountain Valley High School. He was a two-time rifle expert in the United States Marine Corps. Kenneth was a Senior Patrol Leader and Jr. Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America Troop 412.

Kenneth is survived by his Fiancé, Jenelle; his sister, Alicia Chapman; his parents, Wayne and Lucy Chapman; and his grandmothers, Marge Chapman and Carrol Lou Jensen as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers.

A visitation will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, Arizona 85338. Burial services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona located in Phoenix, Arizona.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Ryan House, or the Wounded Warrior Project in Kenneth’s name.

34 Comments on “Kenneth Wayne Chapman

  1. Kenny will truly missed. I am still so sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. We loved watching Kenny grow up as a great neighbor and friend . He was always kind and willing to lend a helping hand anytime . He accomplished so much as a young man . We miss him terribly and his great sense of humor and his cute smile .

  3. My dearest condolences to all his family and friends. He was one of a kind. My family misses him so much. His name will live on when someone speaks his name. Bless him.

  4. You are loved by so many and your memory lives within all of us.

    • You were a great friend and your kindness helped shape the man I am today. You will be dearly missed my friend, and I’m sorry we never got to start that band.

  5. Kenny was one of the best guys I knew from high school. I will miss our late night hockey arguments.

  6. You were an amazing young man and I will always remember how much fun we had in Disneyland with our local expert.

  7. Sending these beautiful family love and lots of hugs. Keeping you all close in my heart and prayers💕

  8. My condolences to Kenny’s family and his fiancé Jenelle. Too young, too soon. The last time I saw you we played a silly game and laughed our butts off 😂 so happy for those moments. You had a great smile and a wonderful sense of humor. RIP Kenny

  9. My heart breaks for you all. Please know I know your pain and I am sending all a giant hug~ 🤗

  10. Words can not express my deep sadness. May you find peace to help you through this. All our love the Benders.

  11. Thanks for being and bringing such joy and love into our family XOXO always

  12. Kenny was always passionate and upbeat in every situation I saw him in. It’s devastating that he was taken from us so early. He will be missed dearly.

  13. Your vibrant energy and warm personality have left a gap that will be surely missed. I’m grateful and blessed to have met you and known you. I will miss you dearly.

  14. You will always be remembered and loved. Our family is blessed to have grown up with you and gotten to know the funny, loving person you are. There’s so many memories of you that we will always hold dear to our hearts and that bring us laughter to this day. That is how we will always remember you.

  15. May happy memories of Kenny and the love of your family bring comfort at this sad time.

  16. Your passing is a great loss for the Ellenwood family. You were a special young man and your life was much too short. Sending love to Lucy, Wayne, and Alicia during this difficult time.

  17. You are missed by so many who loved you and all those who will not have the great joy of knowing an amazing young man.

  18. Kenny what an honor it was to have met you. Thank you for all the sacrifice in serving our country with honor and glory. As we continue to honor you as the amazing person you have become we will never forget the smiles you brought to our lives and the lasting smile you leave us with.

  19. Thanks for being a great friend to me. I’m glad I got the chance to know you, we had some fun times. I miss you dearly and hope you are happy wherever you are. ❤

  20. You were a great friend and a brother to me. Love you man. Til Vahalla.

  21. May God’s perpetual light shine upon you, Kenny and give you peace! You are loved!

  22. Seeing you grow as a Marine and having the chance to be a mentor and a friend. Will forever be in my heart. I appreciate all you did for me and everyone in this world. Til Val Halla Brother. Semper Fidelis.

  23. Lucy & Family! Our love and condolences are sent your way! Please know you are in our thoughts!! We were so thrilled to meet Kenny at the Halloween Get Together @ the White Tanks in 2019! Kenny has certainly accomplished so much in his 23 years!

  24. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved still missed and very dear.
    You will forever be in our hearts Kenny.

  25. Kenny, you always left everything better than when you found it. It’s one of the biggest blessings to be able to call you one of my brothers. You’re in all my memories of growing up. My baby will grow up knowing that you’re his Uncle Kenny and we’ll never forget you, your laugh, or the absolute wild things you would say. Miss you, dude.

  26. I love you man, I will miss every joke you made and every smile you have given us. I hope you are looking down on us and laughing at our crazy things we do to remember you by. You were a gift to everyone, and im grateful to even know you, and even more being your friend.

  27. To Wayne and Lucy, Jolene and I share in your loss today. You are both in our prayers. To be absent our bodies is to present with our Lord. May you both find strength in the days ahead. Know that we miss and love you both.

  28. Rest In Peace, Kenny. From the 7 years of scouting seeing you become the man you always wanted to be. As I attend Mass every week, I see your Eagle Scout project I helped with. I will keep you in my prayers and pray you bless those you care about.

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