Mark Christopher Chapman

March 23, 1951 - July 7, 2009
Mark Christopher Chapman

Mark C. Chapman, 58, of Wilmington, N.C. and formerly of Charlotte, N.C. and Madison, Miss., died Tuesday in Wilmington, NC.

He was local sales manager at WECT-TV in Wilmington. He lived in Charlotte 22 years, where he was in charge of national television advertising at HRP.

He was born in Indianapolis and raised in Fort Wayne. He graduated from New Haven High School and Indiana University.

Surviving are his wife, Janet; daughter Kathryn Diener of McComb, Miss.; sons Joseph of Charlottesville, Va., Michael at the University of Dallas, John of Madison, Miss. and Peter of Wilmington; grandchildren Joseph and Charles Diener of McComb, Miss; sisters Rosalie Hanefeld and Martha Shull, both of Fort Wayne; brothers Arthur R. “Chuck” and Jim, both of Fort Wayne, and Mark Adamcik of Lebanon, Ind. His father, Reid G. Chapman, died in 2006. His mother, Janet K. Chapman, died in 1976.

Funeral mass at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Charlotte, N.C., with viewing one hour prior.

Memorial mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Louisville, Ky. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, mass offerings can be said in Mark Chapman’s name. Memorials to Peter Chapman’s education fund.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • July 16, 2009
    Bradley Sumrow says:
    Mrs. Chapman, Joseph, Kathryn, Michael, John, and Peter - I was very saddened to hear of the news this past week, and my thoughts and prayers have been with you all throughout. This has to be extremely difficult for the whole family, but please know that your husband and father will be remembered fondly in my heart and in the hearts of countless others. Over the years in Weddington, as I grew to know Mr. Chapman through Joe, I always appreciated his keen sense of humor, his infectious smile, and the sense of how he cared so much about his family. As you grieve, take solace in knowing that his spirit and character will most certainly live on in all of you. Please let me know if I can help and support your family in any way. I miss all of you tremendously, and I will continue to pray for you during this difficult time.

  • July 09, 2009
    Earl Bell says:
    The world lost a good one.He believed in God and his Catholic Church and lived that faith. The last time I talked to him was at confession at St Matthews in Charlotte...he was headed back to Miss. for his new job.I am so sorry and sad for his wife Janet and his children. But we know we will be reunited again soon in heaven..You all are in my prayers

  • July 09, 2009
    Julie, Ron, Drew and Lee Barry says:
    Janet, Peter and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Words can not begin to express how sorry we feel, but know that God will take care of Mark as he was a wondrful person. We will have Masses said for Mark and for your family for God's strength as you go through this difficult time. Please let us know if we can do anything at all to help. Please let John know that we're here for him as he will go through his senior year at St. Joe. May God bless and keep you all in HIS care. All of love -- The Barrys

  • July 10, 2009
    Jane Cook Parks says:
    Kathryn, If I am not mistaken, you were in my first grade class at Lansdowne Elementary School. I was very shocked and saddened to read about your father's death. I see that your last name is Diener and you are living in McComb, MS. I would love to hear more from you. I retired in Feb. '05 after 29 years of service. I am so sorry to hear about your father's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • July 10, 2009
    Doug & Dianne Hemmert says:
    Janet & Family: We're old "Pine Ridge" neighbors and were saddened to learn of Mark's untimely passing. Our prayers are for you during this time and in the future. Warmest regards, Doug & Dianne Hemmert