Walter Franklin Chappell, III, formerly President of Engineered Equipment, Inc. died at 1:55 PM peacefully in the presence of family on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Age 90 years. Survivors include his wife, Jean Zachry Chappell, daughter Linda Chappell Walker, son-in-law Randall Logan Walker, and two grandchildren Amory C. Walker and Logan A. Walker. He was predeceased by his parents Walter Franklin Chappell, Jr. and Sidney Webb and son Stuart Denning Chappell. Mr. Chappell was a native of Washington, D.C. and a resident of New Orleans since 1952. He was a graduate of the Hill School and Princeton University. He served in the Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War as a Second Lieutenant. He was a loving husband and father, dedicated to his family and community. One of his chief pleasures and talents was building furniture for his home and renovating New Orleans houses. Walter was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he played an active part and served on the vestry. He was also a member of the Boston Club, the N.O. Lawn Tennis Club, the Pass Christian Yacht Club, and several carnival organizations. His involvement as a member of the Board of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (L.A.B.I.) sparked his interest in education where he served on the education committee and became president. He was also a member of the state council for Vocational Education; Vice Chairman of the Vieux Carre Commission; Chairman of the Faubourg St. Mary Corporation; and served on the Planned Parenthood Board; Trinity School Board; Metairie Park Country Day School Board and the board of Longue-Vue House and Gardens. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1329 Jackson Avenue on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 12 Noon. There will be a reception immediately following in the Parish House. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 18 to Jan. 22, 2014