Thursday, 23 September 2021 09:50

Brian Kenneth "Bubba" Chappell

Brian Kenneth “Bubba” Chappell, age 48, a lifelong resident of Dinwiddie County, VA, passed away September 20, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie E. and Rachel H. Chappell, and Walter E. and Rubie T. Turner. Bubba graduated from Dinwiddie High School in 1991. He proudly worked on the family farm alongside his father, brother, son, nephew, and niece. He was a 6th generation farmer. He actively participated in the Boy Scouts for many years, serving as Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 185 and Committee Chair for Troop 185. Bubba loved working in his shop and enjoyed the challenge of repairing anything broken. He was a talented mechanic and fabricator to the extent he trademarked his creations “Bubba Built.” He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Chappell; his children, Neal Alan Chappell and Kendall Mae Chappell; his parents, Earl and Jan Chappell; his brother, William Chappell and wife, Lori; a nephew, Matthew Chappell and wife, Jessica; a niece, Katie Chappell; special friends, the Morini family, as well as many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Smyrna Baptist Church with Pastor Robert L. Rowland, III officiating. Interment will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2021 also at Smyrna Baptist Church. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Smyrna Baptist Church Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 18971 Carson Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. In memory of Bubba, enjoy time with family and friends around a campfire. Arrangements are by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA. Condolences may be expressed at
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  • Comment Link Faye Emory Robertson Thursday, 23 September 2021 21:50 posted by Faye Emory Robertson

    Earl, Jan, and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy. I know there are no words that can help, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love, Faye

  • Comment Link Rogina Washington Thursday, 23 September 2021 21:49 posted by Rogina Washington

    To Mary and family. Heartfelt condolences for your loss. May God bless you with peace, comfort and strength and guide you in your time of need.
    Warmest thoughts-Carlos, Rogina and Carlos Washington

  • Comment Link the entire family. BLAHA Thursday, 23 September 2021 21:16 posted by the entire family. BLAHA

    From the time Bubba walked into my classroom you just knew he was was special young man. When I was. Blessed to have Neal a few years later,you could tell they were from the same cloth. Such a loss to the family, the community and to agriculture. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to theentirefamily.

  • Comment Link Sue Millis Thursday, 23 September 2021 19:52 posted by Sue Millis

    The Chappell family I am so sorry for your lost. He was the nicest person . I enjoyed seeing all of you at the 4h horse shows. My heart goes out to you on your loss. God bless and my prayers be with you through this difficult time.

  • Comment Link Myron  Louise Simmons Thursday, 23 September 2021 17:56 posted by Myron Louise Simmons

    Chappell family,

    So many good memories, church, memorial day picnics and even a meal at Ruby Tuesday here in Elizabeth City. May God give you comfort and guidance in these most difficult hours.

  • Comment Link Kevin Jones  family Thursday, 23 September 2021 13:26 posted by Kevin Jones family

    You don’t find them any better than Bubba. What a loss. Our hearts are broken but we pray deeply for Mary, Neal, and Kendall as well as all family and friends. Words simply can’t express our deepest condolences.

  • Comment Link Gayle Kelly Thursday, 23 September 2021 13:14 posted by Gayle Kelly

    I am so very sorry to hear about Bubba’s passing. I know he will be missed by many - especially his Boy Scout family. Keeping his family and everyone who loved him in my prayers.

  • Comment Link Chimera Family Thursday, 23 September 2021 11:00 posted by Chimera Family

    The Chimera family would like to express our deepest condolences to the Chappell Family. We pray that the Lord will be with and comfort the family during this difficult time.

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