Kermit Chapman

Kermit Chapman, a retired Air Force Veteran, passed away on October 30, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in West Virginia on October 21, 1930, and spent his life walking with the Lord on the straight and narrow.

Kermit is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Betty; his devoted children Diana, Debra, Crystal, and Kermit; his adoring grandchildren, Jennifer, Carl (deceased), Katlyn, Mathew, Daniel, Stephen, and Joseph; and his great-grandchildren Gabrielle and Wyatt.

A memorial service will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the U.S. National Park Service.


  1. LIS Team

    With our sincere condolences, we’re sending our caring thoughts to your family and praying for comfort during this difficult time. – Myles’ colleagues

  2. Rita M (Jordan) Fisher (304) 550-8370

    I’m heartbroken to hear about Uncle Kerms passing! My Prayers are with you and the whole family! Uncle Kermit was a VERY Special man and I will always looked up to him and my memories are all very Special. I will keep you in my PRAYERS. I will always Love my Virginia family and I miss each of you now and ever. If you ever come to West Virginia call me!

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