Paul ‘Chip’ Champney

Paul Ray “Chip” Champney 45, of East Palestine, (formerly of Leetonia ) died Wednesday at his home.

He was born on September 5, 1973 in East Liverpool, Ohio, the son of Durand Peter and Joyce Ann (Congo) Champney.

He was currently working for E. J. Bognar Inc. in East Palestine and formerly in Darlington, and a self employed carpenter/contractor. He formerly worked for the Columbiana County Road Crew and a former foreman for McMasters Farms.

A graduate from Leetonia High School, he participated in basketball, football and track. Chip attended the First Church of Christ in East Palestine and Pathway Church in Chippewa. He was a former basketball and soccer coach on his children’s teams. He enjoyed the outdoors and running the dirt bike, skateboarding, outdoor walks, camping, swimming, participated in marathon runs and liked a very good game of golf. He also loved to spend time with his daughters. Chip liked challenges from construction to He-man competitions.

In addition to his parents of Leetonia, he is survived by his daughters Patience and Rose Champney of East Palestine, siblings, Elaine (David) Born of Newark, Oh, Timothy (Amy) Miller of Maine, Annette (Jeff) Edison of NC., Dwaynne (Sunshine) Champney of Salem, Cindi (Bill) Moses of Pa., Dale Miller of Calcutta, Oh., Pete (Debbie) Miller of Ms., Penny (George) Scott of Neb., and Delbert “Bud” Miller of W.Va., numerous nieces and nephews and his best caring friend Kristen Dyke of East Palestine.

Services will be held on Thursday, 6 PM at the Arbaugh-pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The Rev. Fr. Robert Edwards from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Leetonia, officiating. A time of visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-6 PM and Thursday from 4-6 PM.