Otis Franklin Chappell Jr.
January 9, 1932 – June 7, 2019
Otis F. "Bud" Chappell, Jr., 87, of Bryans Road, MD passed away suddenly on June 7, 2019. He was born in Topeka, KS to Otis F. Chappell, Sr. and Alice L. Chappell. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 35 years Constance F. Chappell, and his daughter Alice Marie Chappell, as well as his brothers James Chappell and Richard Chappell. He is survived by his son, Don (Lorie) Chappell, his daughter, Patty O'Leary, his long-time companion, Betty Smith, grandchildren Heather Taylor, Holly (Dave) Watts, Bill Chappell, Matt Chappell, Kevin O'Leary, Ricky Keller, Bubba Keller, and Kevin Winkler, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of the DC Air National Guard. He enjoyed watching the Redskins and NASCAR, but mostly he loved spending time with his family. He was a generous and caring person, and he will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held at Huntt Funeral Home in Waldorf, MD on Thursday, June 14 from 2-4 and 6-8. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 15 at 10, with internment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
- Visitation: Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Maryland Thursday, June 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Huntt Funeral Home, Waldorf, Maryland Friday, June 14, 2019
- Burial Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland Friday, June 14, 2019
- In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the American Heart Association
Otis Franklin Chappell Jr.
June 13, 2019
I didn’t know Mr. Bud very well, but we were neighbors for 20 years. My husband grew up here and grew up with his kids. My memory of him is that he took such pride in his yard and loved working in it. He would always wave and say hello when he would drive past. He was a great member of our neighborhood and will be missed. Our condolences to his family.
June 12, 2019
I was a childhood friend of Mr. Chappell's son, Donnie, and we lived in the same Bryans Road neighborhood. My memory of Otis was that of a quite, humble, hard working, family man. I would see Otis wearing his Air Force uniform and often thought about his dedicated service to our country. Otis had a passion to fix things, especially anything with a motor. He shared and passed that passion to his son. When old enough to drive, I would often see Otis and Donnie standing together, under the hood of a car, discussing the issue at hand. In retrospect, what a great father - son bonding moment.
My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Darren, Tara, Sadie & Kayla Geary
Kelly Moore (Collins)
June 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He and my dad, Robert Collins worked together for many years at the DCANG at Andrews. Bud was a great guy and a special friend of my dads. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.