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Jack Wallace Chappell, Sr.

May 26, 1944 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Jack Wallace Chappell, Sr. Obituary

Jack Wallace Chappell, Sr., 79, of Cary, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024 at WakeMed Cary. Mr. Chappell was born on May 26, 1944, in Wake County to the late Jeff Chappell and Mary Elizabeth Lowrey Chappell.

Jack was a proud graduate of the class of 1962 at Cary High School. He dedicated 42 years to serving the community through his work at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, retiring with honor and distinction. Beyond his professional endeavors, Jack was known for his athletic prowess, excelling as a football, baseball, and softball player. An unwavering fan of the Dodgers, he found great joy in sports.

A lover of travel, Jack delighted in exploring various destinations, with a special fondness for the mountains and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His passion for music centered on the iconic Elvis Presley, whose tunes brought him much happiness. Yet, above all, Jack's greatest joy stemmed from his devotion to his beloved family.

Mr. Chappell will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father, a cherished brother, and a loyal friend. He was a pillar of strength and support, known for his generosity and kindness. His legacy as a provider and protector will endure in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

Friends may visit with the family from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Athens Drive Baptist Church, 1601 Athens Drive, Raleigh, followed by the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, 238 Chalybeate Road, Fuquay-Varina.

Mr. Chappell is survived by his wife of 57 years, Donna Bordeaux Chappell; son, Jack W. Chappell, Jr. of Cary; brother, Brett Chappell & wife Donna of Fuquay-Varina; sister, Linda Jones of Clayton; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; his beloved companions, Bailey & Tataw. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Chappell.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions can be made to Athens Drive Baptist Church, 1601 Athens Drive, Raleigh, NC Raleigh, NC 27606 or American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-7400)

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February 11, 2024

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Athens Drive Baptist Church

Funeral Service
February 11, 2024

2:30 PM
Athens Drive Baptist Church
1601 Athens Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

February 11, 2024

4:30 PM
Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Fuquay - Varina, Chalybeate Road


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