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Decatur, IL

Thomas E. Chappell Jr., 69, of Decatur passed away at 12:02 p.m., Friday April 13, 2012 in his residence. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in honor of his niece Kelly Chappell. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com. Tom was born on October 14, 1942, in Pittsfield, IL the son of Thomas Edward and Florence Ellen (McLaughlin) Chappell Sr. He earned a BS from Eastern Illinois University. He had served in the US Army in February of 1961 until January of 1964. Tom was a grain inspector and owned Decatur Grain Inspection, Inc. He was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed bowling, and working with family and friends on many home remodeling and building projects. He married Marsha E. Clark on April 14, 1973. He later married Ellen L. McKinney on November 1, 1980. Surviving is his wife: Ellen of Decatur, mother: Florence Chappell of Decatur, daughters: Tracey Lynn Farrar and her husband David of Fisher, IL, Gina Marie Chappell of Decatur, and Amanda Kay Chappell of Decatur; grandchildren: Brody Farrar and Madison Farrar both of Fisher, IL; sister: Diana Bafford and her husband Jerry of Decatur, brother: Dean Chappell and his wife Becky of Harristown; sister-in-law: Jan Chappell of Tuscola; many nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his father and brother: Donald Chappell. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at http://legacy.com/obituaries/herald-review/

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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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