Barlowe Donald Chmela

Oct 29, 1948 – Jul 10, 2016


Barlowe Don Chmela was born October 29, 1948 in Mitchell, SD. He passed away July 10, 2016 in Federal Way, WA. He is survived by his loving wife Toby Gai Huynh of Federal Way, WA; Children Monica (Bill) Farris of Federal Way, Tarin (David) Tumblin of Middleway, WV, and Eric Chmela of Federal Way, WA. Step-children Kris Lee and Jonathan; Grandchildren Jordan, Dakota, Cheyenne, Tyler, Brayden, Makenna, and Brinley; Step-grandchild Leland and great-grandchild Liam.


David Tumblin, Sr.
Martinsburg, WV
Jul 14, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Chmela's family. I ask that God take the hands of his loved ones and lead them through this difficult time. He is now at peace and I ask for peace for the family. RIP Mr. Chmela.

Tarin Tumblin
Middleway, WV
Jul 14, 2016

Well Dad, what can I say? I pray you made it where you're going. I'm so thankful to have spent the last week of your life with you. You smiled until you couldn't any longer. You joked til the end. You got to have the taste of beer on your lips. You had so many people come to see you whether you knew it or not. In some way or another you touched the lives of those people. Thank you for what you taught me as a child. The camping trips, the road trips, the day trips...none of this was ever forgotten. You loved flying spread your wings and take off. I can only imagine the beauty in Heaven. Visit often and remember to send butterflies. You will never be forgotten. Love you Pops!

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