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Robert Sanford Chappell, 91, of Lakeland, Fla. and formerly of Elizabeth City, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Pasquotank County, he was the son of the late Robert Sanford Chappell Sr. and Ebbie Byrum Chappell and was the husband of the late Marie Goodwin Chappell. Mr. Chappell was a member of the Nazarene Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II and was also one of the founders and member of the Board of Directors at Albemarle Academy.
Mr. Chappell is survived by a daughter, Katherine Lee Chappell of Lakeland, Fla.; a son, Robert Sanford "Sandy" Chappell III and wife, Deborah, of Youngsville; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Chappell Hardy and Mildred Chappell Winslow; and a brother, Calvin Marshall Chappell.
A graveside funeral service will take place today at 3 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Dale Forbes officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Memorial Chapel today from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Albemarle School, 1210 US 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Chappell family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Twiford's Funeral Home - Elizabeth City
405 E CHURCH
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-
Published in The Daily Advance on July 18, 2014