Daily Archives: November 13, 2019

Rodney L. Chapman of Newark, OH, October 27, 1953 – November 13, 2019

Rodney L. Chapman

October 27, 1953 – November 13, 2019

            A funeral service for Rodney L. Chapman, 66, of Newark will be held at 2pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home with Roger Conley officiating. 

            The family will receive friends on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 6-8pm at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark and Saturday one hour prior to the service.

            Mr. Chapman passed away on November 13, 2019 at Licking Memorial Hospital.  He was born on October 27, 1953 in Baltimore, MD to the late Roger and Mary Ellen (Jackson) Chapman.

            Rodney was an avid Licking Valley and Steelers fan.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Barbara (Hurley) Chapman; six children, Keara (Marvin) Miles, Rodney (Ashley) Chapman, Jr., Roger Chapman, Scott (Lindsay) Chapman, Janna Chapman and Joseph Chapman; seven grandchildren, Marvin Miles, Rodney, Ethan, Malaki, Lucas, Serena and Brenley Chapman; sister, Janice (Ken) McKisset; and many nieces and nephews

            To sign an online guestbook please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Charles “Bud” Morgan, Jr. of Newark, Ohio, May 19, 1933 – November 10, 2019

Charles “Bud” Morgan, Jr.

Bud Morgan passed away November 10, 2019 at Newark Care and Rehabilitation.  He was born May 19, 1933 to the late Charles and Myrtle (Adams) Morgan, Sr. He was a season ticket holder for Newark High School basketball and OSU football and basketball for many years.  He loved his mother’s date roll and his little sister, Martha, whom he babied until the end. Oh, and how he loved his 1967 fastback maroon Corvette. “It was flat out fast.”
Bud graduated from Newark High School in 1951. He was honored to serve his country in the United States Army, being honorably discharged May 9, 1955. Bud was the proud general manager of SOHIO at 4th and Main until the station closed. He then went on to kill pests throughout central Ohio with Michael. He helped everyone build their homes and make their dreams come true. He was a true gentleman. Bud was a member of the Newark Bowling Hall of Fame.  He had many friends with whom he traveled the country to bowling tournaments.
Bud is survived by his sister Martha and her daughters, Lola, Mary, Carla, and Annia.  His wife’s children, Susan (David) Price and Joe (Tiffany) McLaughlin; grandchildren, Leslie (Benji) Oakley, Amy (Ty) Cunningham, and Lyndsay and Erin McLaughlin; and great grandchildren, Sylas, Theo, and Nora.  
In addition to his parents, Bud was proceeded in death by his wife Louise, sister Mary Jane Axline, brother-in-law Carl Stewart, Sr., nephew Carl Stewart, Jr., and niece Karen Stewart.
There will be a graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Wilson Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.  No calling hours will be observed because Uncle Bud didn’t want them, and he deserved to get what he wanted. ALWAYS.

To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.

Colin Tunis Baxter of Newark, Ohio, November 14, 1958 – November 10, 2019

A Celebration of Life service for Colin Tunis Baxter, 60, of Newark Ohio, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at Second Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Todd Tracy officiating.  Family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church, 42 E. Church St. Newark.

Colin passed away November 10, 2019, at the James Cancer Hospital surround by his family and friends.  He was born November 14, 1958, in Newark, to the late Willard Tunis and Donna Mae (Fisher) Baxter.  

Colin was a 1977 graduate of Newark High School and attended classes at The Ohio State University – Newark Branch.  He had a strong work ethic and he started working during high school with his dad.  He held several jobs before starting at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as an oil and gas inspector. He switched careers and became an agent for the Ohio Investigative Unit of Public Safety. Shortly after starting his new career, he became inseparable with the other agents. This blossomed into a group of wise crackers and brotherhood. One of their funny sayings came from a Looney Tunes episode titled Rabbit Hood. The agents made a parody out of Little John announcing the arrival of Robin Hood: “Ahhhh dooonnn’t you worry, never fear the Ohio Investigative Unit will soon be there.” Colin retired after 30 years of service with the State of Ohio in 2009. After his retirement, he started a handyman business and became a real estate agent with his wife at Keller Williams Greater Columbus. 

While Colin worked as an oil and gas inspector, his future father in law needed a favor. He needed Colin to drive his daughter home. Colin’s heart fluttered at the thought of being alone with his daughter and jumped at the opportunity. This was the start of a wildly fun and whirlwind romance with his wife. He married his love Vicki Dugan on June 16th, 1984. They were inseparable for thirty-five wonderful years. Not a day went by when they weren’t smiling, wise cracking, and in love.

He was heavily involved with his three children Lauren (Baxter) Pavis, Rachel (Baxter) Baldoni and Nicholas Baxter. He loved traveling in general but some of his fondest memories where trips to Florida where he could be found swimming in the ocean, going to Universal Studios, and Walt Disney World. He was heavily involved with Boy Scouts Troop 631 and had great memories with his son and daughters camping. Colin had a passion for food (and was one heck of a cook!), motorcycles, but nothing could keep him away from his loving family. Colin had a unique way of bringing everyone together through his compassion, light heartedness, and empathy.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki D. (Dugan) Baxter, whom he married in 1984; children, Lauren and Michal Pavis; Rachel and Garrett Baldoni; and Nicholas Baxter; brother, Curtis and Sherri (Sidle) Baxter; sister, Cynthia Sherman, Theresa Cost and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC).

To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.