Tommy Dallas Chappell, 76, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away Thursday morning, April 29, 2021, at home while under hospice care. Tommy was born in Perry County, Tennessee, April 14, 1945, to parents Ross C. and Mamie L. (Rogers) Chappell. He was employed with General Motors for more than 32 years before retiring in 2002. Tommy was proud to have served as a Day Captain and EMT with the Whiteford Township Fire Department # 2 from 1976 until 1983. He was also a member of the department’s softball team. Tom coached softball at the Whiteford Recreational Club for many years. He was an 18-year member of the Adams Township American Legion Post 553. Tom loved being outside and was an avid hunter and fisherman Tom was the owner of several beloved beagles through is lifetime.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley J. (Damschroder) Chappell; daughters, Wanda Marie Crawford, Helen Lutricia Perry, and Rosa Diane (Bill) Bayer; son, William Michael Chappell; grandchildren, Rio, Heather, Michael, William, Matthew, Connor, Destiny, and Ross; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah Golatka and Betty Jo Reeves; and brother-in-law, Martin Hickerson. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marge Fitzgerald, Alice Bradford, and Charlette Hickerson; and brother, James Chappell; sister- in- law, Dolores Damschroder.
Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, OH, Thursday, May 6th from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The Whiteford Township Fire Department will conduct Last Alarm Ceremonies at 7:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 7th at 12:00 PM. At the conclusion of the funeral service, American Legion Post 553 will offer Military Burial Honors at the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to meet at the Elliston Cemetery following the American Legion Ceremony.
Those wishing to offer memorials in Tom’s memory are asked to consider the St. Michael Lutheran Church or the Hospice of Monroe.
Heaven gained an angel. He fought as long as he could and gave us a few more years to enjoy and make more memories with him. He was a hard working man that provided well for his family. He always wanted his family to have an easier life than he did and was always worrying about them. He was an old mother hen trying to keep his chickadees happy and close to him. He is gonna be missed by his family and so many more.
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