CHASE, PHILLIP WAYNE ”BIG PHIL”, 15 , of Martins
Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday October 31, 2001, in
the East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.
He was born September 17, 1986 in Wheeling, WV, a
son of Wayne P. and Cynthia M. Kimbro Chase.
He was a member of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church
of Bellaire and Wayman A.M.E. Church of Martins
”Big Phil” was a freshman at Bellaire High
School; a member of the freshmen football team and also the wrestling and baseball teams.
In addition to his parents, ”Big Phil” is
survived by a little sister, Monica Chase;
maternal grandparents, Dave and Roberta
Stewart of Smithfield, Ohio; paternal grandparents
Roosevelt ”Rosie” and Mary Henry of Bellaire; an
aunt, Karen Rafferty and her husband Kent of
Pittsburgh, Pa.; two uncles, Clarence Chase of
Bellaire and Sonny Branson of Houston, Texas.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 2-4
and 6-8 PM at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral
Home, 441-37th Street, Bellaire, where services
will be held on Sunday at 1 PM with Pastor Bobby
Ellsworth and Pastor Donald J. Cordery
officiating. Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens
Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
We did not know your son but we follow the valley area in sports. Like so many, our son plays football also. Life seams so hard at times and unfair. Your son will always be with you and your family. He is in good hands and circled with love. God bless you and your family, and think of all the good times you had with your son . You will see him again on the other side. Live for him…
“Wayne-bubba” and family,we are lost for words and we are very very heart broken over this.If you ever think you are alone well you are not ,I lost my little brother and the pain is unbearable still, but friends and family and most of all the lord has helped me along.Don’t ever try and stand alone.Our prays and thoughts are really with you.
All of us at Bhs will miss you
Always remember his laugh and his smile that could light up a room.He was friends with everyone and loved by lots.He will never be forgotten.
Bubba & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We know no words can take away the the pain, but we hope you will find comfort in knowing we share in your loss.
Wanted to let you know I am thinking and praying for you and yours. My heart aches for you. I never met Big Phil, but I know him because I know you. God be with you always.
Bubba, My feelings of sorrow and sympathy go out to you and your family. May God give you strength to carry on.
Cindy & Wayne,
When I read the obituaries, I was at first stunned & then horrified. To loose a child, in itself, is tragic enough, but to loose a child with his whole life ahead of him is just compounded. Please accept my deepest sympathy & know that my heart aches for you. All of you will be in my prayers.
Barbara Myers used to be a guard at the Plant
Cindy, Wayne, and Monica: I barely can think of words to say for my heart hurts so bad. Although our hearts may heal in time from the loss of a blessed person, there will always be a scar that will carry Phillips name on it. He touced the lives of many and is still touching many more even after he has moved on from here. God Bless you all and we love you guys!
Dear Chase family,
I’m sorry for the lose of your son, Phillip. I know that no words will ease your pain, but hope that you may find comfort in knowing that we are sharing your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy, I worked at the plant several years ago. Holly Berry Myers Family
Dear Cindy and Wayne, I wish there were words I could
say that may help, but losing our son 9 years ago, I
know the only strength we gathered was having our faith in God
and knowing people truly cared. I know that yours, your daughter’s
lives will never be the same, a friend of ours who also
lost a child told us the best description he could give
was that it was like having every living organ ripped from
your body. That about sums it up, but I also know that
God will not forsake us, and somehow we and you guys
will get the strength to go forward. If you feel like talking,
crying, sharing together, contact me at work. You and
yours our in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Deaner
dear cindy and wayne, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness. may God continue to be ever ever so much closer to you right now. i love you. cousin jerry
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Chase and Family
I did not know your son but I would like to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family. What a tragedy at such a young age. Although Phillip shall be missed God had another plan for him. Put your faith in him and he will guide your way home to him. My prayers are with you. Danielle
Dear Wayne, Cindy and family, My deepest sympathies goes out to each and every one of you. I cannot begin to know the depth of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Linda
Dear Wayne, Cindy and Monica No words can express the sorrow and hurt that you are going through now. I hope you well except mine and my wifes condolences on your lose. Try and remember that God loves us all!
Dear Wayne, Cindy, & Monica
I am so sorry for you great loss. I am praying that you will experience the Presence of our Father more now than ever before. I pray that you will receive the peace that passes all understanding today and always. I’m sure that you have wonderful memories of Phil that will last a life time. I love you, your cousin Brenda.
he will be missed greatly amongst those who knew him well!! we’ll miss you twinkie!!
Hi Mr. and Mrs. Chase,
I’m a friend of Phil’s and I just wanted to say I’m sorry… Phil was a great guy, always there for everyone. I made a homepage memorial to him, if you’d like to see go to
I didn’t know Phillip. I didn’t get the chance to meet him. I really wish I had though. To his family I know this is a hard time for you but think of it like this he’s in a better place now and can no longer suffer. I know its hard right now but if you guys need someone to talk to i will be glad to listen !!! *Casey Jobes*
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your entire family is in my prayers. May God keep you lifted up in this trying time. Continue to praise him in spite of your situation.
All my love,
I just wanted to BLESS your family !!!! A god sent MESSAGE
I just wanted to express my sympathy to your family and to your son’s friends. We’ve never met but our paths must have crossed this year, as my son played freshman foootball for Brooke. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and hold “Big Phil” close. In Christian Love, Paula P
Mr and Mrs. Chase i’m so sorry about Phillip, He was such a great friend and was always there for me, and anyone who needed a laugh. I am really gonna miss him as well as the class of 2005. This is so unreal. My thoughts and condolences are with your family.
Mr. & Mrs. Chase & Monica, Words couldn’t possibly express to you how much Phillip will be missed. He was a great kid who always seemed 2 have a smile upon his face. Don’t worry, God will take good care of him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and friends. ~Tausha
Mr.and Mrs.Chase.Phillip was a good person.He was there for everyone that he knew,Nobody will ever forgot him. Love,Keri
my deepest sympathies are with you
My sincerest sympathy goes out to your family. Mrs. Henry was my first grade teacher and I still have very fond memories of her. May God grant you the courage and strength that you need to get through this sad time.
Phil was one of those people that if you had a problem, you knew who to go to and he’d always be there. No matter what you could always trust him. He’s one of those people who touched my heart…I’ll never forget him. Good luck Phil.
Luv ya lots,
Phillip you were one of the best guys I could ever know!Ppl will never forget you n you will always b in my heart along with everyone elses!We all miss u alot n well never forget you!I love you<3
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and condolences in the loss of your son, Phillip. We pray that you will hold on to God’s unchanging hand during this very difficult and trying time. He will give you the strength you need to move on. Your heart will never forget the most precious gift of the child He gave you, but He is merciful and will give you comfort in the days ahead.
Brenda J. Harris & Jada Dalton
Sorry I made a typing error above….the address is
This goes to Big Phil and every1 that knew him~~
P for the way he was always polite
H for the way he brought happiness into the room
I for the way he ignited the fire that will always burns in our hearts
L for all the great love he had to share
L for the way he looked was never mean
I for the increasing love we feel for him today
P for all the practical jokes he had to pull
C for one of the most caring people we knew
H for the monster hugs you could get from him
A for all the appreciated kindess he had to bring
S for all the sweetness built up inside of him
E for everything he did that made us feel so good
— People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, But people will never forget how you made them feel and it was nothing but Love–
— Phil has gone to a bigger and better place where he can she every end of the rainbow, something that we are unable to see. We will meet once again.
We Love You Phil May you Rest in Peace And Harmony God!!!!!
We will always remember you !!! luv Marissa & Mitchell Rose!!!!See ya on the other side BROTHER!!!
To the Chase family:
I am so sorry about your loss;I can’t begin to imagine how hard this must be for you. Phillip was such a wonderful person,he had such a big heart, and he will be greatly missed by everyone.
Wayne and Cindy…..I wish I knew the right words to say to ease the pain you must feel right now. It seems only yesterday that Phillip sat on my knee when I was Santa Claus. God bless you and yours.
It has been a while since I have seen you, as you already know. Some of the memories of our friendship still cross my mind.
I did not have the honor of knowing your son, however, I’m sure that if he was anything like you he brought much joy to people that have crossed his path.
Just want you to know that, if you need me for anything…I’ll be there
Wayne, Cindy, and Monica:
Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. May God bring you the comfort and peace you need in your time of grief. God Bless your family.
WAYNE,CINDY, AND MONICA,
PHILLIP WAS A GOD KID AND HE WAS ALWAYS THERE 4 ME WHEN I NEEDED HIM. YOU GUYS RAISED HIM VERY WELL. I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM AND YOU THREE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEARTS.
I just wanted to tell you that i no that the last few day’s have been really hard on me so they had to of been at least 10 times worse on you three. i no that everyone that i talk to is going to miss him and long with me. i will always remember the times we spent together and that funny moments. I love you guy’s,and i will always love phillip love you always
I wish to convey my utmost condolences on the loss of one of your deepest cherishes your son and brother. There aren’t enough words that I or my family can say that will help to make this time any easier. Just remember our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.—The Robertson’s Barb, Chevon, Grant & Roland
We offer our deepest sympathies. He was such a joy to be around. Always upbeat, always smiling with a twinkle in his eyes. Him and Ryan rumbling across the field. We will truly miss the time we spent with him.If you ever need to talk or just cry we will be here for you all. God bless you and your family in your time of grief..The Buckel’s
Whereas it has pleased the Almighty God to remove from our midst, a most precious jewel in the person of Phillip Wayne Chase.
We understand that God is one who never makes a mistake and whereas our dear Phillip will rest quietly in the arms of Jesus Christ our Saviour, be it resolved that he will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
We leave the family with these words of comfort: Though he has passed away, the deeds he has left behind, will live on and on each day in our hearts sublime.
The Members of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Smithfield, Ohio
Rev. Diana Payton, Pastor
With our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family in your time of grief.
Please know that Phillip will be missed extremely by us, as he was a wonderful young man and I believe a blessing to all who knew him.
You are the best friend a guy could have . I’ll miss you pal.