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Harold Gene "Chip" Gross

May 28, 1956 - October 14, 2018

Burial Date October 19, 2018

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Lima, Ohio
Harold “Chip” Gene Gross, 62, passed away October 14, 2018, at 5:45 am, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Chip was born May 28, 1956 in Lima, OH, to Harold and Illa (Derringer) Gross who both preceded him in death. On February 15, 1972 he married Elaine (Hunlock) Gross who survives in Spencerville, OH.
Chip attended Bath High School. He worked for Terry and Jack as a Tube Bender. He then moved to North Miami Beach and started a new company called Artech Neon and ran the business from 1983 to 1989. During that time he was also an instructor and would teach people his craft. He then came back to Ohio and started at Apple Neon in Dayton, Ohio and then later at Sign Source in Lima, Ohio. Through the years he was very active in displaying his Neon creations and paintings at the Art Space here in Lima. He was also in the Book called Successful Sign Design for his amazing work. He was known as the “Neon God”. Chip loved music, his favorite genre were Rock-n-Roll, Blues and Reggae. He also took great pride in being able to ride horses. Chip was a family man and truly cherished his wife and adored his sons.
Chip is survived by his wife, Elaine Gross of Spencerville, OH, son, Dustin Gross of Spencerville, OH, siblings, David (Vickie) Gross of Jasper, FL, Carole (Dwyane) Clevinger of Antwerp, OH, Lori (Bernie) Och of Spencerville, OH, sister-in-law, Vicki (England) Gross of Lima, OH, father-in-law, Danny Hunlock and mother-in-law, Patty (Archer) Hunlock of Lima, OH, sister-in-law, Chris (Larry) Vanschoyck of Lima, OH, brother-in-law, Mark Hunlock of Lima, OH, brother-in-law, Clark “Corky” Hunlock of Elida, OH, and unlimited amount of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his son, Nathaniel Gross and brother, Jeffrey Gross.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 2:00PM to 8:00PM at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL HOMES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00PM at Colony Mobile Homes Community, 3290 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804. Burial of cremated remains will be in Salem-Westminster at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Floor 4, Floor 5 and ICU for their excellent care given to Chip. The family would also like to say thank you to Dr. Ojo for being his physician and being like family.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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