Memorial service for Mr. Dillard M. Chappell will be 4:00 PM, Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Ripski and Rev. David Hesson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Chappell, age 75 of Lebanon passed away Friday, August 29, 2014, at Quality Care.
Born October 4, 1938, in Memphis, Texas, he is the son of the late John Wesley Dillard Chappell and Katy Belle Colley Chappell. He was a 1956 graduate of Paris Texas High School, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas. He served in the United States Army from 1961-1962 earning the rank of Captain. He worked for General Electric as an auditor, and later was a computer programmer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of forty nine years, Jennie Aust Chappell, and his brother, James Wesley “Sonny” Chappell.
He is survived by two children, Shannon (Phillip) Hodge of Lebanon, and John Stuart (Remei Guim) Chappell of Barcelona, Spain; and two grandchildren, John Wesley & Caroline Joy Hodge.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.