William Harold (Billy) Chappell, 79, of Braxton passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Pinola on September 4, 1933, a son of the late Maude (Millis) and Carly Chappell, Billy is survived by his wife, Kathy (King) Chappell; a son, Danny Chappell, of Braxton; a daughter, Patricia (Scott) Van Kirk, of Enid, OK; grandchildren, Daniel Chappell, Stephanie (Issac) Wiens, and Noah Van Kirk; and three great grandsons.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frieda Chappell, a son Rodney Chappell, and a grandson, Benjamin Van Kirk. Billy attended Co-Lin Junior College and Mississippi State.  He was in the Army, serving in Alaska.  He was a retired Alaskan teamster, had worked at Universal Manufacturing plant, operated heavy equipment, and was a cattleman.  He enjoyed meeting people, travel, football, and politics.

The family wishes to thank Amedisys and Gentiva Hospice for their support.

Arrangements have bee entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Mendenhall. Visitation will be Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 5 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home in Mendenhall.  Religious service will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Mendenhall, at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 7, 2012, with Rev. Joel Eavenson officiating.  Interment will be at Pinola Cemetery, Pinola, MS.