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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 Janice Cox Saturday, 02 October 2021 12:22 posted by Janice Cox

    I am having the hardest time comprehending this loss. I only knew him through the office but his loss is deep. I know he was a very special person and I am heartbroken for the family and most especially for Mary. I can't imagine this loss of a best friend and partner in life but especially so young. Prayers for a peace in a hard adjustment. Janice Cox

  • Comment Link Brenda and Rusty Lowe Saturday, 02 October 2021 09:16 posted by Brenda and Rusty Lowe

    Jan, Earl and family,

    Our loved ones really never leave us, they live on in our memories. May God give
    you comfort and peace.

    Hugs and prayers in Christian love to all,

  • Comment Link Nancy C Robinson Tuesday, 28 September 2021 22:32 posted by Nancy C Robinson

    From the Robinson Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bubba Chappell. For over 35 years, we have been your neighbors and we want you to know that we send our prayers and condolences to you and your family during this time of loss and bereavement. To Mary and the children, earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. To Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chappell, no words can express the loss of a son; however, we do know that God shall wipe away all tears.

  • Comment Link Christy bradley Friday, 24 September 2021 21:38 posted by Christy bradley

    Sorry about your loss. Bubba was a good guy. Helped us a time or two at the race track. Brian bradley racing

  • Comment Link Anikka Moore Friday, 24 September 2021 19:38 posted by Anikka Moore

    To Mary Chappell and Family,

    We would like to express our condolences to the family on your loss. Praying God’s gives you strength and grants you peace during this difficult time.

    Love and Prayers,
    Eugene, Anikka, Kyler Moore and Family

  • Comment Link Gail Hayworth Friday, 24 September 2021 17:04 posted by Gail Hayworth

    Oh, my heart hurts for you all. Jan, Earl, Mary, the kids. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time. Cherish your wonderful memories. And know that Bubba is with God now. And, you will see him again. ?
    Love to all
    Gail and Mike

  • Comment Link Darlene Harris Friday, 24 September 2021 16:34 posted by Darlene Harris

    To Mary, Neal, Kendall,

    My deepest Condolences for your loss. Bubba will be truly missed. Bubba was a great person and mechanic. Mitchell and Darlene enjoyed Bubba during working on the race car and going to the races and just being around him, also at the Chappell's
    cookout's. Great times!
    May God be with you at all times with support and many great memories.

  • Comment Link Jerry (Booty) Stigall Friday, 24 September 2021 08:48 posted by Jerry (Booty) Stigall

    Earl and Family..........the right words are hard to come by........Just take hold to the Lord's hand,and he will get you through..........Love ya man !

  • Comment Link Gregor Gunn Friday, 24 September 2021 08:22 posted by Gregor Gunn

    The Chappell are wonderful neighbors and a great family. Buba will sure be missed in our neighborhood. We will be praying for strength for his wife and children and the extended family. May our God continue to bless each of you.
    Greg & Juanita Gunn

  • Comment Link Rogina Washington Thursday, 23 September 2021 21:52 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