October 20, 2002 ~ October 19, 2002
Born in: Roaring Spring, PA,
Resided in: Weaverville, NC
James W. Chaplin of 22 Cornelia Lane, Weaverville, died Saturday, October 19, 2002, just one day before his 78th birthday. Born in Roaring Spring PA, he was the son of Theodore F. and Hazel Bowers Chaplin. They preceded him in death as did his brother and two sisters. Jim served in World War II with the 57th FABn. A longtime resident of Toledo, OH, he was a lab technician at General Mills. After 30 years of putting the cheer in Cheerios, he retired to Weaverville, NC where he and his wife, Connie, built their home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Linda Halter and Jef Chaplin of Toledo; step-children, David Taylor of Key West, FL and Suzanne Masson of Burbank, CA and two grandchildren, Bart Chaplin and Ellen Masson. Jim loved playing golf and telling corny jokes and was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and a great friend. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Asheville and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Reading Partners. Jim was a mason for 20 years and a lifetime member of the American Legion. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on November 2, 2002 at 2:00 pm with the Reverend David L. Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 8608, Asheville, NC 28814 or to Meals on Wheels, 146 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801.