Chapple, Gerald R. “Jerry”; a resident of Milford; passed away in the care of his family on December 23, 2014; at the age of 79. In addition to Suzanne, his beloved wife of over 57 years, Gerald is survived by his children, Lisa (Robert) Dietrich, Wade (Esmeralda) Chapple, Scott (Linda) Chapple; his grandchildren, Dana (Shaun) Whitehouse, Erica Goethel, Matthew Goethel, Amber (Nick) Gentle, Joshua (Allison) Chapple, Benjamin Chapple, and Amanda Sobecki; four great grandsons; sister, Mary Lou Wood; two nephews; as well as a large extended family and dear friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen Chapple; sister, Barbara Chapple; and brother-in-law, William Wood. Jerry was a Government and History teacher for many decades at Walled Lake Central High School and also coached golf there for 34 years. He played basketball for Arkansas State and is in the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame. Jerry leaves a legacy as an avid golfer and a faithful family-man. Funeral Liturgy will be held from St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows, 1955 E. Commerce St., Milford on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Msgr. John Budde to officiate. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. Memorials to: St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows and to the golf program at Walled Lake Central. For further information, please phone 248.684.6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Dec. 25, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 16 "Saddened to hear of Mr chapples passing. He was such an..." "Thinking you you Lisa and your family at this time. Mo Baird" "You are a special lady Lisa so he must have been an AWSOME..."- Gladys gilbert"Jerry Chapple was truly a MAN of HONOR. He inspired and..."- david madison"Mr. Chapple was a great teacher. First day of Michigan..."- Karen KASSNER Marijanovich Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Gerald Chapple Add a video + Photos View All Add + Gerald R. Chapple Photo