Randy Charles Chappell

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Randy Charles Chappell, 65, of Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia, passed away March 5th, 2018. Randy was born in Griffin on August 2, 1952. He is preceded in death by his parents, J. B., Jr. and Nora Kelley Chappell; sister Delana Smith; and brother-in-law Dwayne Gregory.

Randy served in the United States Army, and upon returning to civilian life worked as a machinist and then at Dundee Mills as a fixer (the third generation of Chappells employed there). He also held a variety of other jobs over the years that allowed him to use his skill with his hands. Later in life he became a devoted follower of Tibetan Buddhism, and traveled twice to India to enter retreat at the Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala.

He is survived by sons Toby Chappell of Atlanta and Davis Chappell of Griffin; sister Linda Gregory of Griffin; brother-in-law Wayne Smith of Griffin; nephews Jeff Smith of Austin, TX and Kenny Smith of Locust Grove; and nieces Penny Benton of Athens and Mandy McDaniel of Griffin.

An informal memorial celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, March 11 from 2pm to 4pm at Bank Street Cafe on S. Hill Street in Griffin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Charles Smithgall Humane Society in Sautee-Nacoochee, GA, or to Drepung Loseling Buddhist Monastery in Atlanta.  Condolences can be left at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com

2 Comments To "Randy Charles Chappell"

Patricia Stinchcomb Webb On Mar 09 2018 at 12pm
I grow up with Randy, we were the best of friend's on the Dundee mill village. Randy will surely be missed by his friends. May God comfort your hearts in this time of grief. Love you Linda, Toby and Davis. Reply to this comment
Michael On Mar 07 2018 at 4pm
Dear Chappell family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Randy. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart. Additional Bible based comfort can be found at www.jw.org Search:Comfort. Reply to this comment
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