Darrell “Chip” Arbour, age 61, of Hilliard, Ohio, left this Earth to the open arms of loved ones in Heaven, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
Chip was born March 5, 1952, in Cleveland, Ohio. He lived in Bellevue and graduated from Bellevue Senior High School where he was a star guard on the basketball team. In the early 80s, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he met the love of his life and soul mate, Paula Jones. The two met while working for Cheryl’s Cookies.
After a successful career with Cheryl’s Cookies, Chip excelled in the automotive business, successfully managing dealerships for Patrick Mazda, Kelly Motors, and Crown Automotive. He retired from Crown after many years of service.
Chip was an avid golfer and lover of the game. He belonged to Hickory Hills Golf Club where he was Club Champion and also achieved a hole-in-one. An all around sports guy, Chip was also an avid supporter of Cleveland and The OSU Buckeye sports teams.
He was a proud father of his children whom he supported and watched excel both in curriculum and sports. Chip was a lover of life. He always made everyone laugh and lit up the room with his contagious smile. He conquered a lot of obstacles with his positive attitude and humor. He was strong willed, kind hearted, and passionately loved his family and devoted friends. He will be terribly missed. Jesus needed a comedian and he found one.
Chip was welcomed home by his parents, Darrell and Jane “Ethel” Arbour; paternal grandparents, Ethel and Fred Roberts; and maternal grandparents, Marion and Juanita Lee.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 28 years, Paula (Jones); beloved children, Sydney and Mitchell; siblings, Gloria (Robert) Miller and Neta (John) Marchion; mother-in-law, Edna Murray; sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Brian Billings, and Melissa and Gary Scruggs; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends; and his four-legged buddies.
Friends may come celebrate and share his life 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., Worthington, where funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. Pastor Jeff Leslie will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made towards a college fund that will honor his children, Sydney and Mitchell.
Please visit schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Chip and to extend condolences.