April 10, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:00 P.M. Moreland Funeral Home
Donald Lee Champ, age 70, of Englewood, Florida, passed away at his home
April 10, 2010 after an extended illness. Born October 31, 1939 in Columbus, OH
to the late Merle H. and Thelma R. (Doughty) Champ. Graduate of Linden McKinley High School. U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Retired from Franklin County Sheriffs Department with the Detective Bureau Homicide Unit, Don was acting Sgt. over the Franklin County Sheriffs Office training academy from 1971-1974, Swat Commander from 1971-1973, and attended the FBI Academy
in Quantico, VA for sniper training. He received two medals of valor and several law enforcement awards and certifications throughout his years of service. He served as Blendon Township Chief of Police 1969-1971. Don was a proud member of Blendon Lodge 339, F and AM, Scottish Rite and the Aladdin Temple Shrine Provost Unit. Survived by his wife Shirley A. Champ; children, Kathleen M. (Paul K.) Bennington of Piketon, OH, Robert A. Champ of Reynoldsburg, Cheri L. (Larry) Goerlitz of Reynoldsburg and David M. (Dawn) Champ of Sunbury; 9 grandchilden and 7 great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard W. (Eda) Champ of Punta Gorda, Florida and Jeri Champ of Columbus; special nephew, Jeff (Debbie) Williams and many beloved friends. Preceded in death by sister, Audrae Flemming. Masonic Service and memorial service will be held at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville,
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2 p.m..
Wednesday (May 19)