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George Barry Chappell III

George Barry Chappell III

George Barry Chappell III, 87, of Ocala passed away at home on Sunday, January 13, 2019. George (G.B.) was born on May 30, 1931 in Kendrick to George Chappell, Jr. and Juanita Lyles Chappell (both deceased). G.B. was a lifelong resident of Ocala and served four years in the U.S. Navy. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his master’s from the University of Georgia.

G.B. had a 28-year career in education; also coaching football and baseball. He retired in 1986 as Assistant Principal of Vanguard High School. He was a lifetime member of the Ocala Elks Lodge and past Exalted Ruler, a Mason and a Shriner.

G.B. is survived by his wife of 28 years, Madonna; sons, Fred Barry (Nita), Stephen Douglas, William Jack (Kristin) and Michael George (Kim). He leaves four grandchildren, Douglas, Justin, Brandan, Alyson; and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Elizabeth Towry and Anita Jane Gallagher; along with nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00am in the Roberts of Ocala Downtown Chapel. The family will receive friends starting at 10am. Interment will immediately follow the service in Kendrick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Kindred Hospice or the Ocala Elks Lodge.

Arrangements are under the care of Roberts of Ocala Downtown Chapel, 606 SW 2nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34471.