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    Saturday, April 15 2017
    Carl Roger Chappell

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    Carl Roger Chappell, 73, passed away on April 15, 2017 in Durham, NC. Roger was born May 6, 1943 to the late Sarah Ward Chappell and David Chappell in Boston, MA as the first of seven siblings. He was predeceased by his brother, Phil Chappell. Roger grew up in Norfolk and Orange, Virginia and graduated from Norview High School in 1961. He resided in Virginia Beach until moving to Lawrenceville, VA in 1994. Widely loved and admired, Roger was well regarded for his loyalty, wisdom and sense of humor. Through his five decades in the horse business, he raised, trained, and showed numerous state and World champion quarter horses. He deeply loved and was adored by his grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as “papa”. Roger is survived by his daughter, Allison Maggard (Scott), grandchildren, Kyle and Carly (his namesake); sister, Sandra White; brothers, David, Joe, John and Ernie; life partner, Sue Page and her children, Karen Oroski (Ted) and Brian Page (Robbie); grandchildren, Reagen Page and Riley Page; many nieces, nephews, beloved friends and family. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2pm at his farm in Brunswick County. 715 Union Woods Drive, Brodnax, Va. 23920. Please consider memorial donations to your favorite charity in memory of Roger Chappell. Online condolences may be made at

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