Thomas “Tommy” Christian Chaples, Sr. entered into rest Tuesday, November 25, 2019.
Tommy is the husband of Ashley Elizabeth Tindal Chaples. They have been married for 9 wonderful years. He is the father of Thomas Christian Chaples, Jr., Scarlett Inez Chaples, and Dalton Hudson James Chaples. Tommy was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and is the son of Christina Lynne Cutler-Hammack of Bedford, Kentucky and Richard Alan Chaples of Fall River, Massachusetts. He is the son-in-law of Steve and Cathy Day of Wagener. Tommy is the maternal grandson of Rosemary Cutler of Fall River, Massachusetts and the late Donald S. Cutler. He is the paternal grandson of Kathryn Chaples of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Charles and Cecelia Chaples of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. Tommy’s step-father was the late Gordon Coe. Tommy is the brother of Matthew Charles Chaples of Bedford, Kentucky, Timothy Alan Chaples of Boston, Massachusetts, and Sara Ann Coe Pokel of Middleboro, Massachusetts. He is the brother-in-law Tara Tindal of Columbia, Thelma Tindal of Salley, Crystal Tindal of Lexington, Lewis Tindal, Jr. of Pelion, Bryan Tindal of Wagener, and Jason Tindal of Batesburg. Tommy is the nephew of Jeffery (Jamey) Cutler, Douglas (Melissa) Cutler, and Brian (Lisa) Cutler, Charllie Chaples, Alfred (Pam) Chaples and Becky (Henry) Renault. He has numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.
Tommy’s family moved to Salley just after his 13th birthday. He was active in Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts. Tommy played Baseball, Soccer, and was a member of the band playing the Saxaphone.
Tommy attended Wagener-Salley Schools and was a graduate of Will Lou Grey Military Academy in Lexington. He joined the U. S. Army at the age of 16 years and 9 months. Tommy served in the 82nd Airborne 3rd Brigade, Charlie Company 505TH stationed in Fort Bragg, NC. Tommy served 2 tours in Iraq . Tommy was an excellent cook. He was a wonderful husband and father. He loved climbing trees to trim and cut. Tommy loved to help people and was a very giving person. He loved all of his family and he loved fishing and visiting Massachusetts.
A Service Celebrating Tommy’s Life was held at 5pm Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Bethcar Baptist Church.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers for donations to be made to Blizzard Funeral Home at P. O. Box 235, Wagener, SC 29164 to assist with funeral expenses.