Charles "Chip" Greenlee
1966 - 2020
BORN
1966
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service - Northwest Chapel
1740 Zollinger Road
Columbus, OH
Greenlee, Charles "Chip"
1966 - 2020
Charles "Chip" McKinley Greenlee, age 54, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 22, 2020. Chip was born on April 5, 1966 in Cincinnati and even at an early age Chip demonstrated a servant mentality and a passion for focusing more on others than himself and often, he was the rock that people relied on. Chip graduated from The Ohio State University where he met the love of his life, Sara. Together they raised 3 beautiful children, Chase, Mary Kate, and Eddie. Above all else, his children were Chip's greatest priority and accomplishment. Chip's fearless attitude toward life and his desire to elevate and help other people were evident throughout his battle with cancer; always asking his doctors how his treatment and tests could possibly help the next person. Besides his family and Christ, Chip had many passions and skills. He excelled at grilling and was even politely asked to leave the "Grillmasters of Essex Road" since he won every year! When his son went to Wheaton College he traveled to Chicago every football weekend with his custom designed smoker to use his cooking skill to feed 250 people. His love of all things outdoor, especially fishing, was contagious and stories will be told for years about outdoor adventures with Chip. Chip is survived by his wife, Sara; their children, Chase, Mary Kate, and Eddie; parents, Mackaye and Sally; brothers, Bill (Lou Ann) Greenlee and Stewart (Nancy) Greenlee; sis and bros-in-law, Bo (Courtney) Brownlee, Cathy (George) Cleary; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. There will be a Service of Praise and Worship at 1PM on Sunday, August 30, followed from 2-5PM by a Celebration of Life Gathering. Both will be held at The Cleary Company, 989 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220. The venue is mostly outdoors and guests will be standing so please dress casual and if so inclined, wear your favorite fishing shirt. There will be plenty of parking available surrounding The Cleary Co property. The family requests that contributions in Chip's memory be made to Pelotonia's Team Cleary https://yourpelotonia.org/profiles/public-rider-profile?UserKey=70823, Young Life, 3857 N High St #302, Columbus, OH 43214, https://giving.younglife.org, or a charity of your choice. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory of Chip. Funeral arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL.
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2020.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
30
Service
1:00p.m.
The Cleary Company
989 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH
Aug
30
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
The Cleary Company
989 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH
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Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service - Northwest Chapel
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Joe Lyon
September 22, 2020
I knew Chip from high school, and while I wasn't a close friend, I never heard a bad word about him from anyone. He brought light and joy that has left the world a better place. May your family find peace in feeling this endless ripple of effect of love.
April Anderson
Acquaintance
August 30, 2020
Brian Bourgraf
August 30, 2020
We grew up on the same street together. Chip was such a nice person. He was always kind and never a bully. RIP dear friend. His memory will be a blessing to all who knew him.
Stephanie Potee
Classmate
August 27, 2020
I graduated high school with Chip, he stood on one side of me. It was an important accomplishment for all of his classmates, but just another day for Chip. We survived Mrs. Steele’s English class, and Chip managed to be in Marching Band and Pep Band, and still play football and basketball. He did whatever he set his mind on doing, and made sure everyone had a chance to participate. He was always upbeat, and he smiled a lot. My deepest condolences to his wife, children, siblings, in-laws, and most of all, his parents. May he be inscribed in the Book of Life. I now reside in Columbus, but Cincinnati was my home for 52 years. I never knew he was fighting cancer, but I’m not surprised he wanted to help others win the war he so sadly lost. Smile when you share your remembrances, as that’s what he would want. What a wonderful man, and I’m very privileged to have shared a small part of his life.
Sincerely,
Julie Epstein
Julie Epstein
Classmate
August 27, 2020
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August 27, 2020
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August 26, 2020
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August 26, 2020
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