Earnest Maurice Chaplin, Jr.
Sunrise: March 11, 1963 ~ Sunset: August 1, 2020
On March 11, 1963 a fat baby boy was born into the world to Iretta Smith and Earnest Maurice Chaplin, Sr. and given the nickname, “Fatman.” He was named after his father Earnest Maurice Chaplin, Jr. Fatman was the second child born into this union.
Earnest was raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma and was baptized at a very young age at Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Earnest attended school in Muskogee and graduated from Muskogee High School in 1981.
Earnest enlisted in the National Guard after graduating from high school.
Earnest was a solid waste collector for years and enjoyed cooking and spending as much time as he could with his children.
Earnest is preceded in death by his mother, Iretta Wilson; father, Earnest Maurice Chaplin, Sr.; two children: Tenisha Chaplin and Nakia Johnson; sister, Loretha Crutcher; and a nephew, Geoffrey Chaplin.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Dhonjurae Chaplin of California, Tiffany Brewer of California, Antonio Bradley of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Andrew Chaplin of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Vincent Chaplin of California; sisters: Tamarcia Woodard, Joanna Marshall, and Aleda Chaplin; brother, Timothy Wilson; along with stepbrothers and sisters; aunt, Jeanetta Brown and Uncle George Smith, aunt Helen Chaplin and Uncle Charles Chaplin, a best cousin, Linda London; best friend, Janette Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.