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Terry Chappell, age 61, passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, August 10, 2013. He was born October 4, 1951 in Texarkana, Arkansas.
Terry served in the United States Army from June, 1969, until June, 1975. He fought in the Vietnam War. Terry received a National Defense Service Medal and an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal before earning an Honorable Discharge in 1975. He was a resident of Woody's Home for Veterans for the past eight years.
A beloved figure in his local church, The Pentecostals of Bossier City, Terry made many friends and became a mainstay regardless of the season or weather. His generous spirit and enthusiasm for God made a lasting impression upon the membership, and it will take time to become accustomed to having church without his unmistakable clapping.
His path in life was not without difficulties, but Terry will not be easily forgotten by those who became close to him in his final years. Several volunteers assisted Terry in his disabled years, including his caretaker and niece, Cristina Quinley.
Terry is survived by two brothers, D.J. (58) and Tommy (55), a sister, Je're (53), a daughter, Heather (35), three grandchildren, and three nieces.
A memorial service will be held for Terry at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, at The Pentecostals of Bossier City at 2833 Viking Dr. Bossier City, LA.
Memorials can be made in honor of Terry Chappell which will be donated to foreign missions in Belize.
Published in Shreveport Times on Aug. 14, 2013