Dale Martin Chappell (1940 - 2018)

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Dale Martin Chappell, 78, of Galax, Virginia passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in the Wake Forest Cancer Center.
Dale was born in Galax on Sept. 24, 1940 to Clyde and Sadie Kegley Chappell. After graduating from Galax High School he served in the United States Army. Dale married the late Barbara Harman Chappell who brought love, grace, home and family into his life. One of Dale's passions, "The American Automobile," was exemplified by being a faithful and  steadfast twenty-six year employee of Galax, Motor Company. Dale's devotion, loyalty and service continued thirty years while working for Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
He considered his co-workers family! He adored, honored, and cherished his extended family of brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. Dale was a longtime member of the Galax First United Methodist Church. Dale's love of "The Open Road" was equaled by his building and design interests never daunted by a projects complexity or complication. He gained profound joy helping neighbors and strangers alike. Dale and his beloved Barbara's selfless generosity will forever be missed.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Sadie K. Chappell, wife Barbara H. Chappell, sister Melba C. Burcham. Survivors include his daughter Kelley L. Chappell, sisters Mae Aline Chappell and Edna C. Moore, brother and sister-in-law Willard and Frances B. Chappell, brother-in-law Buford Burcham, nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Kelley expresses deepest gratitude for the unfailing, compassionate medical care Dale received from his Wake Forest care team and Mt. Valley palliative and hospice care. Thank you all.
Dale's funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Galax, with Rev. Mark McFadden, Rev. Don Fox and Rev. Myron Dalton officiating. Interment followed in the Felts Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday in the sanctuary from 1 p.m. until time for the funeral service at the First United Methodist Church.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral home of Galax is serving the family.
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Published in The Declaration on Nov. 14, 2018