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Dillard M. Chappell

noflower-flagMemorial 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.

Messages for the Family

  1. Dia Cirillo & Andrew Wyatt says:
    For all the Chappell-Hodges – We just learned that Mr. Chappell died. We are so sorry. It was a privilege to meet him and get to know him. You are very much in our thoughts and heart at this time. We will be at the services later this week. All our love, Dia, Andrew and Antonia
  2. Tanya Peres Lemons says:
    Shannon and Family — We are thinking of you at this sad time. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Tanya, John, & Graeme
  3. Laura Bartel says:
    Shannon, Phillip, and family– Our hearts go out to you. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Laura and Brad Bartel
  4. Bonnye Cavazos says:
    My thoughts and prayers for strength are with you all. Very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Mo. I have many happy childhood memories of his calm and happy disposition, a little different than my dad. 🙂 I know how much he will be missed.
  5. Michelle Wier says:
    We were deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Mo’s passing. Tim has told us on many occasion of how he taught him to play golf and of his patience in doing so. All of your family is in our hearts and prayers.
  6. Aaron Valdez says:
    Our deepest condolences to your family. I credit Uncle Mo for giving me a deep appreciation of music by turning me on to jazz at such an early age. He always seemed attuned to the simple pleasures in life, food/music/fun, and sought them out with passion.
  7. Bob in Grandview, Missouri says:
    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Chappell. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
  8. Barbara and Gene Samuelson says:
    So many people share the sadness of your loss. He and your Mom left behind such a powerful legacy with the wonderful family they leave to cherish their memories. All of our hearts are mourning with you, remembering how much they enriched our lives.
  9. Ida Fadzillah says:
    Shannon, Will and I want to express our deepest condolences to your family. I did not know your dad, but I do know you, and he must have been a pretty great guy to have raised such a compassionate, kind, and loving daughter.
  10. Shannon Hodge says:
    Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts. We miss my dad, but we are so happy to know that his life made such an impact.