Robert Chappell, 88, of Rosman, died Monday, April 28, 2008, at the Transylvania Community Hospital. He was a native of Transylvania County and the son of the late George Washington Chappell and Tilda Morgan Chappell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Powell Chappell, brothers, Buris, Jeff and Fred Chappell, and one sister, Ressie Aiken.
He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a Tech. Sergeant with the 8th Infantry Division from 1940 till 1947. He served in Europe during WW II and was awarded two Purple Hearts, one Bronze Star and four Battle Stars.