CHAPPLE, Richard D. “Dick”
Richard Dean Chapple age 87 of Delton, MI, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo. Richard was born July 11, 1930 in Flint, the second son of the late Walter John and Helen (Sheffer) Chapple. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Beverly Ann (Peterson) Chapple, and by his older brother, Bill Chapple. Dick is survived by his two sons, Drew (Karen) Chapple of Delton, MI and Mark Chapple of Gaines, MI; his two granddaughters, Courtney (Zachary) Davis and Kelsey (Ray) Hyde; as well as many loved nieces and nephews. Dick graduated from Flint Northern High School before being drafted into the service. He served in the Korean War from 1951 - 1953. He was proud to serve his country and often shared memories of his time there. Dick worked for General Motors - Grand Blanc for his entire career and retired in January 1987 after thirty seven years. Shortly thereafter he and Bev moved to Florida for half of each year where he was active in his church, proudly volunteering to work at the food pantry at All Souls Church in North Fort Myers, FL, for many years. Dick was a devoted family man and a loyal friend. He was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at Faith United Methodist Church in Delton, MI, Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:00 AM, followed by a light meal where family and friends can share memories to celebrate Dick’s life. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Dick’s family.