Harvey Virgil “Rabbit” Chappelear passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise C. Chappelear; his parents, Ernest and Arcilla Chappelear; and 7 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children: James Chappelear, Robert “Timmy” Chappelear (Debbie), Kimberly Holmes (late, Michael), and Sylinda Blanchard (Ricardo); his stepchildren: Wallace Jackson (Denise), Genny Jackson, Shiela Collins (CJ); his grandchildren: Raymond, Jennifer, Danielle, Allan, Chad, Scott (Robin), Josh, Jace (Breanna), Wallace Jr. (Amanda), Megan, Cory, and Devin; and his great-grandchildren: Colston, Drew, Baby Boy Swiber, Nathan, Landon, Kinsley, and Artemis.
Virgil served as an MP in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired a Lieutenant at the NOPD after 18 years of service, retired from Chevron where he worked as a dispatcher offshore for 20 years, and worked as a Sergeant for Merchant Security. He was an avid Alabama Fan (Roll Tide) and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the ABC bowling leagues. He enjoyed his time playing softball on the police softball team, watching old western movies, bowling, and visiting Florida.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until service time. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.