Blake Tyler Chappell was a one of a kind 17 year old. He was the kind of person who was friends with everyone, and one that everyone loved to be around. He was hilarious with an infectious laugh, easygoing, was always willing to help the people he cared about, and he always saw the best in people.
Blake loved racing his dirt bike around on trails near his home, drawing, and playing Guitar Hero. Blake absolutely adored music of all kinds and enjoyed skateboarding. Blake was interested in the idea of becoming a TV anchor someday but was more passionate about becoming a lawyer someday, according to his mother. Blake loved being the center of attention, rapping, steak and seafood, and especially beef jerky. According to his mother, Blake was a budding entrepreneur who would buy energy drinks and sell them to his friends at school for a slightly marked-up price.
On the evening of October 15, 2011, Blake went with his girlfriend, Rion, to the East Coweta High School homecoming dance. Blake would later tell his mother during a phone call that this night was the best night of his life, and that he had so much fun dancing and spending time with his friends. Sometime around 10:30 pm, Rion’s mother, Shannon, picked the couple up from the dance and brought them back to her home, where they watched a movie and hung out. At around 11:30 pm, Shannon drove Blake to his friend Austin’s house, where he had plans to spend the night.