Ray Chappell

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Daily Press
June 16, 1989


HAMPTON – Retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief Ray L. Chappell, 66, died Thursday, June 15, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital.

A native of Mineville, N.Y., Mr. Chappell was a Peninsula resident for 27 years and was a member of East Ocean View Presbyterian Church, Norfolk. He was also a member of Elks Lodge No. 366, Hampton.

Mr. Chappell was a veteran of World War II and retired from the Navy in 1962 after 20 years service. He also retired as a ship test engineer from Newport News Shipbuilding in 1983 after 20 years service.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet Chappell; three daughters, Kathleen Weiland of King George, Elizabeth Chappell and Sidney Chappell, both of Hampton; four sisters, Shirley Guynup of Westport, N.Y., Elizabeth Roberts of Port Henry, N.Y., Joan Trombly of Elizabethtown, N.Y., and Donna Rule of Mineville, N.Y.; one brother, Sherman Chappell of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Parklawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Louie Andrews.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to National Foundation for Asthma, P.O. Box 30069, Tucson, Ariz. 85751.

Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home is in charge.

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