Escondido, CA

Steven E. Chappell, 68

a.k.a. Steve Gates

Steven E. Chappell, who was born on Jan. 16, 1951 at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California, passed on Nov. 28, 2019 at his home with his family in Pipe Creek, Texas.

Mr. Chappell proudly served our country from 1969-1974 in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam Campaign.    

He also was part of Apollo 13 Rescue Mission, Special Forces, the Phoenix  Project, UDT, EOD and much more. He wrote country music along with the gospel music. He was a country western entertainer, a true cowboy and preached the word of our Lord for 40 years. Survivors include his wife of 45-and-a half years, Gail; three daughters, Crystal, Stephenie and Jennifer; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mom and dad, Bill and Nancy: three brothers; three sisters; four nieces; three nephews and many more.  

He never met a stranger. Steve truly loved, and was truly loved back.  

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