Charles Edward Chappell

Published 8:08 pm Monday, September 7, 2015

Charles Edward Chappell, 79, passed away Sept. 4, 2015. He was born in North Carolina to the late Howard and Bernice Chappell. His favorite hobbies included hunting and fishing. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a paratrooper.

Left to cherish his memory are daughter, Deborah Matthews (Mike); son, Craig Chappell (Judy); grandchildren, Christopher Foster, Christy Chappell, William Tyler Tadlock; sisters, Mary C. Jones (Lloyd Jr.), Elizabeth C. Brinkley (James Earl), Kaye Winslow (Phil); brothers, Ronald E. Chappell (Carolyn), William H. “Billy” Chappell (Toledo); and many numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Holly Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Winters officiating. A visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, from 6 to 7 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, the American Diabetes Association, 870 Greenbrier Circle Greenbrier Tower II, Suite 404, Chesapeake, VA 23320, or the Gates County Rescue Squad, 16 US-158, Gatesville, NC 27938. Condolences may be offered at

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