FULTON, NY – James V. Chappell Sr, 61, of Fulton, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.
A lifelong resident of Fulton, James worked as a machinist for many years at Pathfinder Industries and Phoenix Gauge.
He was an avid bowler, loved playing horseshoes and also enjoyed making glass paintings for his family and friends.
James was predeceased by his parents, Leonard Chappell and Marion Wilmot; a son, Thomas Chappell; and an infant son.
Surviving are three children, James Chappell of Fulton, Jason Chappell of Kentucky and Jeffrey Chappell of Fulton; four siblings, Leonard Chappell of Liverpool, Nancy (Lloyd) Chetney of Fulton, Donald (Kelly) Wilmot of Fulton and Bonnie Sue (Jay) Barrington of Phoenix; two step-brothers, Steven and Timothy Avery both of Rochester; a step-sister, Vicky Alfano of Rochester; stepmother, Darlene Chappell of Rochester; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Monday, February 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Funeral service to immediately follow.
Spring burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
The family would like everyone to know that James gave the gift of life through organ donation.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in James’ memory to the Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network, 475 Irving Ave., Suite 102B, Syracuse, NY 13210.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.