Loren Reese Chaplin, 54, of Bacova, Virginia passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at his residence.

He was born January 5, 1968, in Hot Springs, Virginia, the son of the late Harry Duncan Chaplin, Sr. and Madeline Elizabeth Cummings Chaplin.

Loren worked at the Homestead Resort Clubhouse as a Starter.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and golf. He enjoyed working on his house, gardening, and taking care of his chickens. He was a big Miami Dolphins fan, and enjoyed attending Bath County sporting events, and racing events.

He is survived four brothers, Eric Chaplin of New Hampshire, Steven Chaplin & wife Debbie of Hot Springs, Chappie Chaplin & wife Cathy of Afton, Virginia, John Chaplin & wife Deseray of Bacova; a sister; Mary Ellen Hupman & husband Roger of Hot Springs; a number of nieces and nephews; and Special Friends, Bobby Thomas, Jr, Melvin Shifflett, and Corey Clark.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Beckner John Chaplin, Sr. who preceded him in death on July 7, 2016.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2022, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer officiating.

The family will receive friends anytime at Loren’s residence at 9978 Jackson River Turnpike, in Bacova.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doris Via Foundation, P.O. Box 174, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


  1. My heart just sank when I saw this. Loren was always the kindest and most cheerful person I ever worked with. Prayers to the family for their loss but I am sure they have many precious memories of him. Rest in peace Loren

    • My heart broke in half when I heard this for Loren was a true gentleman who was always very polite to all. My Daufuski island buddy who became a very good friend, Rest in peace Loren for you will not be forgotten especially all of the good times we had in Daufuski island.

  2. So sorry to hear this about Loren. Worked with him many years ago and was always kind and nice. Always a caring person to others. He will be missed but what wonderful memories to have of him. Prayers and so sorry for the family. Angie Selmon

  3. We were sad to hear of Lorens passing. He was an awesome friend and coworker. He will be greatly missed and remembered fondly. Prayers to the Chaplin family
    Tammy and Frankie Hicklin

  4. Loren—-one of our most cherished friendships and memories of Bath County! We can never forget his humbleness, kindness, and easy smile. Bath County has lost a true treasure.
    We send sincere condolences to his family.

  5. What a lovely man, so sorry for my Nephews passing.


    BeckNer John will be waiting with open arms.

  6. I worked many years with Loren at the Cascades Club and ski lodge. I cannot recall all the lunches I prepared for him and he was always grateful.
    Loren was a special person, always kind and generous of spirit.
    Rest in God’s holy presence until we all reunite one day.

  7. Gonna miss you! You were always eager to help and learn new things especially working on old cars and painting. Praying for the family.

  8. Peace be with all of you in this time of sorrow.

  9. So sorry to hear this. Prayers for family and friends.

  10. Love to all the family. So young . God speed .

  11. I was sick when I saw of Loren’s passing,such an up beat kind person whether he was at the golf course or the ski lodge. He will be very missed by a lot of people including myself …

  12. Such a sad loss for us all but he is now free from pain and suffering. Loren was a great worker, friend and someone you could always count on. Prayers for his friends, coworkers and family. He will be greatly missed.

  13. So many golfers were glad to see Loren greet them at The Cascades, and to benefit from his good work. His smile was infectious, and it is a shame that he died so young. God Bless him and his family . RIP

  14. Willie & Dottie Jenkins

    To all the family our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • To all the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Sorry for your loss prayers for family always doing good for others mowing grass was his past time.

  16. So heartbreaking. Loren was always a joy to be around. Sending all our thoughts and prayers for comfort to his family during this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  17. We will miss Loren tremendously. He was always a friendly face, a gentle spirit, and a great asset to the community.

  18. We send our sympathy on the passing of Loren. He was always friendly and professional at the Cascades, and we enjoyed chatting with him, like old friends. May God’s grace comfort you in your grief.
    The Savages

  19. Loren was such a nice, kind , sweet person. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a
    truly good person. He was always smiling and happy. Loren is a big loss to our community.
    Peggy, Eddie, Gail, Paul & Reed


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