ARMITAGE, Earnest “Chip” Jr. age 53, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Grandview Hospital. Chip was born July 2, 1965 in Dayton, OH to Earnest “Red” Armitage and Beverly (Fosnaugh) Armitage. He graduated Vandalia Butler High School in 1983. Chip worked as a superintendent for Republic Asphalt and Houser Asphalt for 35 years. He also was owner / CEO of Armitage Trucking. He was an avid motorsports enthusiast and enjoyed fishing, camping, motorcycling, and flea markets. He was a devoted family man with a huge heart who would do anything for his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Earnest “Red” Armitage Sr. and brother, Mike Tharpe. He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Raelene (Arbogast); children, Cody (Erica) Price of Columbus, Kyle (Maggie Moran) Armitage; Travis Armitage; Caity Lilly, Kenzie Williams, Collin Williams, and Gracie Armitage; mother, Beverly (Fosnaugh) Armitage; sisters, Diane (Rusty) Walsh and Kim (Darrell) Presley of Butler Township; and a host of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held 2:30 pm Friday, December 21, 2018 at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Vandalia.
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