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Mike Chapel, beloved husband, father, grandfather "Patcher," and friend, passed away in a sudden accident on June 14, 2016. He was 65 years old.
Mike was the rock of the family. He walked closely in his journey with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus. Mike was a State Farm Agent for 30 years and worked alongside his son for the last seven. He loved becoming a recent racing kart aficionado and coach to his grandson, Jayden. He was also an avid woodworker and loved playing bluegrass music. One of his greatest passions was working outdoors in God's beautiful creation. He and Dot lived in Nashville, Indiana, for the last four years, where Mike worked hard, and successfully, to make it their haven. He was a wonderful, loving, funny, God-fearing man and will leave those impressions with all who came to know him. He never met a stranger. He will be deeply missed.
Mike is survived by his wife, Dot Chapel; his daughter and grandson, Tasha and Jayden Chapel; his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Stephanie Chapel; and his brothers, William "Butch" and Patrick Chapel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Dolly Chapel.
There was a celebration of life at New Life Community Church, 1450 N. state Route 135, Nashville, on Saturday, June 18. Calling was from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the funeral at noon.
Zionsville friends called at Eagle Church in Whitestown at 4 p.m. Monday, June 20.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to consider donating to either S.A.V.E. (Sierra Leone Agape Volunteer Effort a mission Mike and Dot helped start) or New Life Community Church Missions. Checks can be made payable to "S.A.V.E." or "New Life Community Church - Missions" and dropped at New Life Church or mailed to 130 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville, IN 46077.
Published on June 17, 2016
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