Services for Claude Duval “Skip” Chappelle III, 63, Baldwin City, will be 5:00pm-7:00pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mr. Chappelle died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Skip was born November 17, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri to Claude Duval and Mary Jacqueline Alexander Chappelle II. He graduated from Columbus High in Waterloo, Iowa, and later earned his Associate’s Degree in waste water management from Ft. Scott Community College.
He served as a United States Marine during Vietnam. He also worked for the City of Lawrence as a Water Plant Operator before his retirement.
Skip was a member of the American Legion and Eagles Club, he also enjoyed golfing, traveling, gambling, and playing board games with his family.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Christopher Chappelle and James (Gus) Chappelle.
Skip married Debbie Ruth Watson January 8, 1988 in Lawrence, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Jason Chappelle (Kelli) of Baldwin City, Kansas, and Joshua Chappelle of Phoenix, Arizona; a brother, J.P. Chappelle (Becky) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three sisters, Claudia (Virgil) Brown of Charlotte, South Carolina, Jane Ann Curtis (Victor)of Hutchinson, Kansas, Sandy Chappelle of Baldwin City, Kansas, Milessia Dorenkamp of Seattle, Washington; and two grandchildren, Brayden and Payton Chappelle.
Friends may call from 9:00am to 8:00pm Tuesday, January 19, 2013 at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, sent in care of the funeral home.