Mr. Earl Birges Chappell, Jr., age 92 died at the Ahoskie House in Ahoskie on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Mr. Chappell was a World War II veteran serving his nation with the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Air Station following thirty-two years of service. Following retirement from the air station Mr. Chappell worked in Real Estate for a short period of time. He also worked in the jewelry business for a number of years and retired from Long Jewelers on Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach, VA. Mr. Chappell was a member of the Murfreesboro Baptist Church and loyal supporter of Chowan University.
Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Mabel Warren Chappell and Earl Birges Chappell, Sr., step-mother, Janie B. Chappell, daughter, Constance C. Corifino and brother, Edward W. Chappell.
Survivors are Earl B. Chappell, III and his wife Mary of Virginia Beach, VA, two sisters, Helen C. Vinson of Murfreesboro, NC and Frances C. Liverman and her husband Richard of Cofield, NC. Also surviving are grandchildren.