Charles ""Chip"" Mackey, 56, of Madison, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Hospice House in Cleveland after an eight-month battle with cancer.
Born July 2, 1956, in Euclid, he was the son of Catherine (McKay) and Richard Mackey. He married Nancy Webb on Oct. 6, 1979, in Euclid.
Chip was an active member of Leroy Community Chapel, where he served as a deacon, taught Sunday School, worked with the Christian Service Brigade and sang in the choir. He was also a member of Gideon International.
Chip owned and operated Mackey Trucking and was a broker with Osborne Concrete and Stone for the past 24 years. He loved nature, golf, going for walks in the woods with his daughters and vacationing with his family to many places. He loved looking at the stars with his telescope in the backyard. A talented woodworker and handyman, he loved his Bible and time with the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Lauren A. (Nathan) Minchen of New York City, and Emily A. Mackey of Baltimore, Md.; parents, Richard and Catherine Mackey of Painesville; sister, Sandra (Michael) Gibson of Huntsville, Ala.; brothers, Dr. Scott T. Mackey of Columbus and Marc E. (Kristi) Mackey of Scottsdale, Ariz.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison.
A Memorial Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Leroy Community Chapel, 12920 Painesville-Warren Road (Route 86), Leroy Township. Final resting place will be at Fairview Cemetery in Madison.
Contributions may be made in Chip's name to Gideon International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.