Scott Chappell, 44, of Eagle Point, Ore., passed away June 12, 2012, at his home. He was born January 6, 1968, in Fremont, Calif., to Carol Ann Cary and James Lafayette Chappell. Scott grew up in Tracy, Calif., and graduated from Colfax High School in 1986. He moved to Eagle Point in 2007.
He was a journeyman painter, painting houses and commercial buildings in California and Oregon. Scott joined the United States Army in 2003, and served in Kosovo and Afghanistan. After his service in Afghanistan, Scott joined the National Guard. He helped organize the veteran's job rally in Central Point, Ore. Scott was enrolled in Rogue Community College studying for a degree in nursing. Scott loved to help anyone who needed it. His hobbies included fishing, doing yard work, gardening, making bird houses and wooden ducks, riding mountain bikes, and motorcycles.
In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by a daughter, Taylor Ann Chappell; and two sisters, Cindy and Wendy Chappell. He believed in and lived by the motto, "Truth, Strength, and Honor," and "Army Strong."
A Memorial Fund has been set up in Scott's name at Rogue Federal Credit Union, 1332 S. Shasta Ave., Suite C, Eagle Point, OR 97524-8623. A celebration of life will be held Monday, June 25, 2012, 11:00 a.m., in the VA Domicilary Interfaith Chapel with Pastor Jimmie Roberts officiating. A committal service with military honors will be held at a later date at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Conger-Morris Upper Rogue Tribute Center is entrusted with the arrangements, 541-826-0838.