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07/09/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Troy Chappell

Troy Lynwood Chappell
(10 Dec 1937 -  07 July 2008)

Newport News High School Class of 1955

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
 The morning brings us even more sad news. 
    Troy Chappell, Class of 1955, passed away in Newport News on Monday, July 7, 2008 at the age of 70.

From the Daily Press - 07/09/08:


Troy Lynwood Chappell
  NEWPORT NEWS - Troy Lynwood Chappell, 70, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Newport News. After graduating from Newport News High School, Troy served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years, as a radio operator. Following his military service, he was employed by the Civil Service at Fort Eustis and retired in 1999.

He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Landon Chappell.

Troy is survived by his loving wife, Frankie Chappell; and two daughters, Nancy Newman and her husband, Kevin of Powhatan and Helen Kent and her husband, Jim of York County. He is also survived by his mother, Eleanor Hudson and her husband, Bascome; a brother, Richard Chappell; grandchildren, Heather Crum and Michael Newman; great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Dakota, Shade, Genesis and Anthony; and his loving dog and faithful companion, Venus.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the support, compassion and guidance of Dr. Franklin D. Seney Jr. and Dr. Stephen L. Green. Also a special thanks to the Riverside Regional Medical Center, 4 Annex staff, for their care throughout Troy's illness.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 9, 2008 at Newmarket Baptist Church, 8309 Orcutt Ave., Hampton. A service to celebrate Troy's life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the church, presided by the Rev. Dr. Skip Hathaway. Burial with military honors will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. A reception in his honor will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Newmarket Baptist Church, at the above address.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in the Daily Press on 7/9/2008.
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I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
Donna Johnson (Newport News, VA) - July 9, 2008
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Michael & Sharon Larsen (Newport News, VA) - July 9, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. If there is anything we can do let us know.
Renae Edenton (John and Judy Parsons daughter) (Spotsylvania, VA) - July 9, 2008
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Mrs. Frankie & Family,
The loss of someone so close is so difficult to bear. Troy will be deeply missed and we share in your grief. Our family's thoughts are with you all. Frankie, please remember we are ALWAYS right across the street if you need anything.
The Britt Family
Shawn & Kim Britt (Hampton, VA) - July 9, 2008
Prayers of comfort and much love go out to you at this time. Sure am going to miss Uncle Troy and his smile. You know, we can't pass a Krispy Kreme shop and not think of Uncle Troy and smile.
Becky West (New Kent, VA) - July 9, 2008
It unfortunate that during our life's we experience feelings of sorrow. There are times that no matter what the sorry and heartache seem to overrun the special moments. Grandpa had many good years here, filled with laughter, and smiles, and pain due to his condition. He's at peace now, no pain, no heartache, just the soft wind and sunlight glowing on his face as he watches down over everyone. Grandpa had the kindness heart, would do anything he could to help his fellow neighbor and friends.. Without doubt, pain will be in everyone's heart due to his departure. Its hard not to let tears run down one's face when thinking of the loss of a loved one...Instead think of the happy special moments, the moments when life was great, filled with day...when the time is right.. those joyful feelings, smiles, and warm hugs will be reunited.
Heather Crum (Port Orchard, WA) - July 9, 2008
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Dear Sweet Aunt Frank, It is with a heavy heart to hear of your Great Love, Uncle Troy leaving our earthly world behind. He is in great hands now. I know you will truly miss him. May you always feel his kisses are not very far. Memories are a gift. You are a wonderful wife, mother and mostly a wonderful friend to me. You are in my prayers and thoughts always. Much love, kisses and I'll see you soon.
September Gray (Huntsville, AL) - July 9, 2008
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To Helen Kent and family -- As a staff member on 4Annex at Riverside Regional Medical Center -- I am but one of many who grew to love and very much care for Mr. Chappell. May God grant you and your family the peace and serenity He has given this wonderful person. My family and I will keep you in our prayers.
Darlene Callahan (Newport News, VA) - July 9, 2008
Heather and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss, I hope you can find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of your Grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Dina Crum (Gloucester, VA) - July 9, 2008
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Frankie, even though we didn't visit a lot I have fond memories of you as good neighbors. I am sorry for your loss.
Anne Creasy (Newport News, VA) - July 9, 2008
Heather and Family,
My condolences go out to your and your family. May God bring you peace and comfort.

Christine, Tia' and my 2 Sams
Christine Hill (Norfolk, VA) - July 9, 2008
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Helen and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace. Remember the good memories and keep them in thought. They can never be taken away. My prayers are with you and your family.
Jane Gano (Gloucester, VA) - July 9, 2008
Aunt Frankie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of our loss of Uncle Troy, I hope his love always gives you a way in the light as his constant smile did all of us. God Bless and Keep you. Love Sheena
Sheena Jennings (Butte, MT) - July 9, 2008
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Heather and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is hard to find comfort at a time like this but I hope that you can. Please contact me if you need anything.
Daren Stewart (Honolulu, HI) - July 9, 2008
Heather and Family,
Knowing the pain your Grandfather was in in this life it is a blessing that he has moved forward into the next one. Think of him with joy and happiness in your heart knowing you will see him again.
Michelle & Mike Sheilds (Cobbs Creek, VA) - July 9, 2008
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   We offer our sincerest condolences to the Chappell family at this difficult time.

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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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