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Joseph Lee Chapple
Birth: Dec. 26, 1924
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1994
Harris County
Texas, USA

Joseph Lee Chapple, the son of Joseph Chapple and Estella Smith, was born December 26, 1924 and was reared in Houston's Greater 5th Ward community. He was fondly known at Atherton Elementary School as "Peter" the boy who could run as fast as a rabbit! On May 4, 1943, he was drafted in the United States Army during World War II. Once he returned from the war, he became a bit of a traveling man as he hopped freight trains (without paying mind you) and traveled all over the United States. After some time, he finally came back to Houston where he bought himself a home, settled down and worked as a professional demolitionist and house-mover for Drake Homes for many years.

Joseph Lee died on July 5, 1994 from a massive heart attack. His funeral services were held Friday, July 8, 1994 at James Stripling Funeral Home, 1402 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX at 11 AM. Rev. Leonard Barksdale, Pastor of Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Final arrangements were entrusted to James Stripling Funeral Home and he was interred in Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX on July 8, 1994. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Chapple (1902 - 1966)
  Estella Smith Chapple (1903 - 1930)
 
 Siblings:
  Altha Mae Sheffield Scott (1919 - 1987)**
  Dorthey J. Chappell (1921 - 1921)*
  Ella Louise Chapple Marshall (1923 - 1969)*
  Joseph Lee Chapple (1924 - 1994)
  Estella Chapple Thomas (1926 - 1954)*
  Josephine E Chapple (1927 - 1928)*
  Richard Mary Chapple (1930 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
JOSEPH LEE CHAPPLE
PVT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
DEC 26, 1924
JUL 5, 1994

PVT, US ARMY
 
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: G2, 0, 844
 
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Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 483736
Joseph Lee Chapple
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Joseph Lee Chapple
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Added by: Jean Clayton Charles
 
 
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