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Carey "Chip" Bell

Chillicothe, Ohio

November 8, 1964 - May 13, 2024

Carey "Chip" Bell Obituary

Carey “Chip” Bell passed away peacefully in his Marysville home on the evening of May 13th, 2024 at the age of 59. He was born in Chillicothe on November 8th, 1964 to Nancy Louise Schneider Bell and Albert Leroy Bell. He was predeceased by his mother, father, and grandparents—Hazel and Carey Schneider—along with aunts Anna Curry and Judy Ramey and uncle, Bill Schneider.

 He is survived by his children, Xanthe Zeitstuck and Adam (Hope) Bell along with his granddaughter, Lainey Lyn Bell. He also leaves behind his significant other, Rev. Marcy A Taylor, sister Lori (Chris) Peffly, niece Hannah (Branden) Ten Brink, nephew Ryan Peffly, aunts Carolyn Schneider and Marilyn Vuozzo, aunt JoAnn (Carroll) Brooks and many cousins and friends.

Chip graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1983, where he ran track and played basketball. He attended Ohio University shortly after, where he was a member of the OU basketball team. In Franklin University, he achieved a Master’s degree in Communications. Chip was working as a Telecom Engineer for the Department of Justice. He is best known for his accomplishments in televised trivia, particularly ‘Jeopardy’ in 2014, where he proudly announced to Alex Trebek and the world that he was both the tallest and smartest person in his family. He would go on to be not only a ‘Jeopardy Champion’, but winning two episodes, Chip was known as a ‘Two-Time Jeopardy Champion.’ He also went on to appear in ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.’ Local trivia enthusiasts were known to quit their game in a huff when they spotted Chip’s username, ‘AWATS’, signing in. Chip was a faithful member of the New Hope Church. Chip also had a passion for baseball and was usually the only Ohio man within a 100 mile radius who could be seen proudly representing the Toronto Blue Jays with one of his many jerseys. He played in the annual Roy Hobbs Memorial tournament in Florida and was an avid collector of baseball memorabilia. He was also a lifelong fan of musical artist, Todd Rundgren, even meeting him at more than a few concerts. He loved to travel for both baseball games and live music, wearing shorts for any and all climates. His last days were spent enjoying beer and wings at a favorite local restaurant after spending time outdoors.

Answer: This man will be fondly remembered for his legendary quips, his easygoing personality, and unwavering good humor and will be missed by all who knew him.

“Who is Chip Bell?”

In Lieu of flowers, donations can also be made to Marysville Quarterback Club P.O. Box 1061 Marysville, OH 43040 or New Hope Church 4739 W Powell Rd. Powell, OH 43065. Checks should be made out to New Hope Church and the memo line should include Chip Bell/Youth Ministry.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Sarah Palsma officiating.  Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 11 – 2 prior to the service.

 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Carey "Chip" Bell hosted by Ware Funeral Home.

Carey “Chip” Bell passed away peacefully in his Marysville home on the evening of May 13th, 2024 at the age of 59. He was born in Chillicothe on November 8th, 1964 to Nancy Louise Schneider Bell and Albert Leroy Bell. He was predeceased by his mother, father, and grandparents—Hazel and Carey Schneider—along with aunts Anna Curry and Judy Ramey and uncle, Bill Schneider.

 He is survived by his children, Xanthe Zeitstuck and Adam (Hope) Bell along with his granddaughter, Lainey Lyn Bell. He also leaves behind his significant other, Rev. Marcy A Taylor, sister Lori (Chris) Peffly, niece Hannah (Branden) Ten Brink, nephew Ryan Peffly, aunts Carolyn Schneider and Marilyn Vuozzo, aunt JoAnn (Carroll) Brooks and many cousins and friends.

Chip graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1983, where he ran track and played basketball. He attended Ohio University shortly after, where he was a member of the OU basketball team. In Franklin University, he achieved a Master’s degree in Communications. Chip was working as a Telecom Engineer for the Department of Justice. He is best known for his accomplishments in televised trivia, particularly ‘Jeopardy’ in 2014, where he proudly announced to Alex Trebek and the world that he was both the tallest and smartest person in his family. He would go on to be not only a ‘Jeopardy Champion’, but winning two episodes, Chip was known as a ‘Two-Time Jeopardy Champion.’ He also went on to appear in ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.’ Local trivia enthusiasts were known to quit their game in a huff when they spotted Chip’s username, ‘AWATS’, signing in. Chip was a faithful member of the New Hope Church. Chip also had a passion for baseball and was usually the only Ohio man within a 100 mile radius who could be seen proudly representing the Toronto Blue Jays with one of his many jerseys. He played in the annual Roy Hobbs Memorial tournament in Florida and was an avid collector of baseball memorabilia. He was also a lifelong fan of musical artist, Todd Rundgren, even meeting him at more than a few concerts. He loved to travel for both baseball games and live music, wearing shorts for any and all climates. His last days were spent enjoying beer and wings at a favorite local restaurant after spending time outdoors.

Answer: This man will be fondly remembered for his legendary quips, his easygoing personality, and unwavering good humor and will be missed by all who knew him.

“Who is Chip Bell?”

In Lieu of flowers, donations can also be made to Marysville Quarterback Club P.O. Box 1061 Marysville, OH 43040 or New Hope Church 4739 W Powell Rd. Powell, OH 43065. Checks should be made out to New Hope Church and the memo line should include Chip Bell/Youth Ministry.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Sarah Palsma officiating.  Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 11 – 2 prior to the service.

 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Carey "Chip" Bell hosted by Ware Funeral Home.

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