Saturday, February 23rd, 1935 - Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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Cecil Melvin Chappell, Sr., age 86, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in Comanche County, Texas.

He was born on February 23, 1935, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Clyde M. Sr. and Cecilia (Ramirez) Chappell. On December 5, 1970, he was united in marriage to Connie Rojas in Kansas City, Kansas. For thirty-three years he and Connie owned and operated C. C. Club Restaurant in Kansas City. Cecil was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He and Connie worked hard and, for several years, they closed their business for a week prior to Christmas Day in order to provide a party and presents for the children in their community. They made sure Santa Clause was present, with clowns to make animal balloons. They provided Shriner’s Circus tickets to children and families. Together they faithfully served their community well for many years. Cecil was a Mennonite.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Connie Chappell; sons, Paul Gonzalez and wife Laura of Kansas City, Kansas, Abad Gonzalez and wife Marcia of Kansas City, Kansas, and Cecil M Chappell, Jr. and wife Tammy of Garnett, Kansas; daughter, Brenda Gomez and husband Cris of Proctor; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Eddie Chappell of Independence, Missouri and Carl Chappell of Kansas; and sister, Susie McQueen of Kansas City, Kansas. He was preceded in death by sons, Alfred Gonzalez and Jesse Gonzalez; daughters, Debbie Habersat and Patricia Chappell; grandson, Carlos Vasquez; one sister; and four brothers.
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    Chappell Family Cemetery
    Comanche County, TX
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    Chappell Family Cemetery
    Comanche County, TX


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Cindy McComb

Posted at 08:58pm
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Cecil, I picture Dad "Clyde" and Cecil in heaven playing dominoes. Much love to his family

Cindy McComb

Posted at 08:55pm

Tim wilson

Posted at 10:29pm
The memories are to numerous to mention, but one that always comes to mind is boxing, he taught his boys and myself to box! When I came home on leave from the Army we had some “pop” and put the gloves on!! Minutes later I woke up on the floor!! He would do anything for those he cared about! Even knock them out! RIP Cecil!

Posted at 02:20pm
My dad was the very best. He raised his children to help others and be independent. He was always the life of the party, the energy in the room. We have so many memories. I was blessed to live near him the last 2 years. He lived a well lived life. #Beautifuldaydaddy. I know Carlos, Patricia, Jesse, Deb,Al, your brothers , grandma Ramirez. And especially your mom and dad greeted you well and sang Happy Birthday. Signing off for now Crocodile love your alligator Brenda Kaye

Helen Valles

Posted at 04:33pm
Rest in peace Cecil, give Jesse a hug for us. You and Connie made the best burittos. Helen and Narciso

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