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John Christopher “Chris” McCamey

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John Christopher (Chris) McCamey (born November 15, 1959) passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 11, 2017.

He is survived by his children Jordan (Jessica Kirsner) McCamey, Devonie McCamey, Kendell McCamey, and Ian McCamey, and their mother Kelly McCamey; his father Charley McCamey; his sisters Kathy (Jason) Abbott and Colleen (Paul) Woodbury; his niece Lauren Woodbury; and many McCamey and Umbs relatives. He is preceded in death by his loving mother Jill Suzanne (Umbs) McCamey and grandmother Helen Marie (Bensinger) Umbs, with whom he shared a great love of music.

Chris was a lifelong musician. In the 1980s, he played bass with several local area bands, including Amy and the Boys and The Pointe. He also played bass for the praise team at Discover Christian Church for many years. Chris worked as a stockbroker and was owner of Sierra Brokerage Services until the early 2000s. He was also passionate about working on and learning about cars.

He was a loving father who was steadfastly supportive and proud of his four children. He gave them unconditional love, abundant advice and motivation, and the biggest, warmest hugs.

In lieu of flowers, the family will gratefully accept donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at

The McCamey family will host a gathering from 6:30 – 7:30 PM with a 7:30 PM Memorial Service on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214.   Please visit to leave the family an online condolence.

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  • Joan Keller says:

    My heart goes out to the McCamey family, especially to my grandchildren; Jordan, Devonie, Kendell and Ian. Love you so much and wish I could make the pain of your loss go away.

  • Traci Kitchen says:

    McCamey family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I hope sweet memories bring you peace and comfort during this sad time. My warmest thoughts are with you.

  • Michele Guerrieri says:

    Im sorry sorry for your loss jordan,devonie, kendall amd ian my heart is heavy with thougjts for comfort to you all!
    Your cousin michele (bohanan) guerrieri

  • Michael Swing says:

    Words cannot express my heartfelt sorrow for your family at the loss of Chris. One of my oldest friends and some great memories.

  • Bill Estep says:

    My condolences to Chris’ family and friends. I was a close friend of his and am devastated by this news. Chris had so much to give. His love of music and sobriety was infectious. I will miss him terribly.

  • Leo and Nova Roche says:

    Charlie and family: Just wanted you to know we’re
    thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Prayers and condolences to all. Leo and Nova

  • Pamela Foreman says:

    I had wanted to make it to the memorial service, but regretfully, I will not be able to attend. Chris and I go way back along with his sister Kathy. With the exception of a few Facebook acknowledgements and a surprise visit to my home one day, I’ve not spoken with Chris for some time. It didn’t stop my heart from breaking when I heard about his death, such a tragic loss of life. My prayers are for his soul and his family and friends. I hope you remember the laughter, the joy, the life lessons, and his laughter. Boy, you can’t help but remember his laugh. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Pamela Foreman

  • Faith Haleem says:

    Ian and Kelly, please accept our sincere and loving sympathy. We are thinking of you. We remember well the good times with Chris in the boys’ soccer days. ~Faith, Reis and Dean

  • Tim Kerr says:

    Just found out about Chris’ death as I waited
    for his weekly pizza visit 6/16.
    Chris will be missed.
    Every time I see Jeopardy or think of my own,
    old times in “stockbrokerage” or “guitaring”,
    I’ll think of Chris!!


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