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Robert Eugene Chappell, 94, of Mitchell, Ind., passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Robert was born in Washington, Ind., on June 19, 1922. He was the son of Joseph and Lulla Belle Chappell. On Nov. 27, 1948, Robert married the love of his life Doris Lee Talley and they spent the next 64 years together before her passing in 2012.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Michele (Karen) Mermoud; two grandchildren, Jason Mermoud of Bloomington, Ind., Amanda Orduna of Indianapolis; and four great-grandchildren, Autumn Houshour, Bright-Eyes Nichole Mermoud, Celian Mermoud and Talley Mermoud.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Russell Chappell, Earl Chappell; and three sisters, Betty Joe Pelfrey, Eldena Walker and Geneva Rucker.
Robert was a very hardworking man; he truly enjoyed his job as a barber and worked for 65 years before retiring at the age of 89 in 2012. When Robert was not working he was a member of the Masons. He could also be found outside doing yardwork, fishing or just enjoying nature. Robert will be missed by everyone he met.
A private service will be held for Robert with Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials can be made in Robert's name to the Shriner's Hospital, The Dyslexia Foundation or Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell, Ind.
Please join Robert's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 17, 2017
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