William T. Chappell


William Thomas “Tommy” Chappell, 72, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at Atrium Health Cabarrus of Concord.

A funeral service was held Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Bumgarner Family Funeral Service Chapel, Troy, officiated by Rev. Hawk Owens and Rev. Ricky Chappell. A private interment followed at Lomax Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.  The service was livestreamed on the funeral home’s Facebook page. 

Born March 19, 1948 in Montgomery County, he was a son of the late Elijah Wiley and Dorothy Kiger Chappell. He was a retiree of the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kay Chappell of the home; one son, Elvis Lee Chappell (Pam) of Troy; two daughters, Angela K. Chrisco of Troy and Crystal Lynn Smith (Tommy) of Denton; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Rev. Ricky Chappell of Sanford, Roney Chappell (Judy) of Troy and Jimmy Chappell (Barbara) of Candor; and one sister, Deloris Morse (Harold) of Mt. Gilead.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Marie Mauldin, and two brothers, J.C. Chappell and Tony Chappell; and one great-grandson, Canaan Downey. 

Memorials may be directed to Lomax Memorial Baptist Church, Attn: Deborah Johnson, PO Box 240, Troy, NC 27371.

Bumgarner Family Funeral Service is serving the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.bumgarnerfunerals.com