Calvin "Chip" Woodward
March 29, 1963 - September 23, 2020


Calvin "Chip" Woodward
Mar 29, 1963 - Sep 23, 2020

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Calvin Dale "Chip" Woodward, age 57, of Quincy, died Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Blessing Hospital

Chip was born at Blessing Hospital in Quincy on March 29, 1963, the son of Dale Walter and MaryBeth Carol "Becky" Woodward.

Chip is survived by his Life Partner of 22 years: William Anthony "Tony" Blackford; his mother, Becky Woodward; siblings and in laws: Mark (Terri) Woodward, Denver CO, Lynn (Frank) Ono, Roseville, CA, Warren (Christy) Woodward, Quincy IL. Willard Ray Blackford (Ed Knight), Portsmouth, VA, Lori (Mark) Nelson, Macon, MO, Lisa (Denis) Balsar, Sherri Blackford, Kim (Mike) Rash, all of Shelbina, MO. Tami (Dave) Avery, Columbia, MO, Wendi Scheer, Ashland, MO, Steve (Danielle) Squires, Columbia MO.

Nieces and Nephews surviving included Lucas (Jeanette) Woodward, and great niece Jalyn Woodward of San Diego, CA, Jacob (Diemmi) Woodward of Burlington, KS, Erin (Jonathon) Slade of San Francisco, CA, Caroline and Jillian Woodward of Quincy, and Tony's numerous nieces and nephews. All of them adored their "Uncle Chippie".

Also surviving are Tony's mother, children and grandchildren whom Chip loved as his own family: Becky Squires of Ashland MO, Carrie (Jason) Poage and their children Addison and Briley Cunningham, Colin, Brently and Brason Poage of Hannibal, MO. Cody (Bailie) Blackford and their children Kylie and Easton Blackford of Linn, MO

Chip was preceded in death by his father.

Chip attended Quincy Public Schools was a graduate of Quincy High School 1981

Chip was always a heart giving soul and generously shared these talents in his personal life and was most rewarded by working in restaurant service. The last several years he was self-employed cleaning homes for clients who became friends. His attention to detail in the homes and hearts of his clients brought them to trust and respect him and, many considered him part of their family.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church of St. John.

Chip enjoyed yardening and auctions. He especially loved talent shows like America's Got Talent, The Voice, and American Idol. He had recently started creating Snapchat stories and had quite a fan following.

Chip loved his pets and was known to re-home many a stray animal that needed to be rescued. His current dog Pluto will miss him terribly. We will all miss seeing his carefully dressed mannequin "Ilean" who was always there to greet/scare/make us giggle a bit from the couch when first entering his home.

Chip loved and was loved in return by so many people. He never knew a stranger and would help anyone who needed his help. He was a deeply devoted and beloved partner, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed. Anyone who knew him knows that there was and will be no one quite like our "Chipper".

No services are planned at this time. A celebration of his life will be held tentatively March 27th, 2021. Details to be posted on his Facebook page.

Memorial Donations can be made to Gift of Hope or the Quincy Humane Society.

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

Gene McAneny on Oct 10, 2020

Chip and Tony were the first and only neighbors that befriended me when I moved to the neighborhood. After my little girl passed they were a front porch chat and always waved. Tony, your friendship is cherished, I have your six Brother!

Bob Schaffer on Oct 8, 2020

Becky, I am so, so sorry to learn of Chip’s passing.
You and Chip were always so kind in sitting Scott for us. I recall Chip washing Scott’s mouth with soap after hearing some naughty language, haha!
May our Lord comfort you in the difficult time.

Susan on Oct 2, 2020

CandleMy deepest sympathy to Chip's family in your loss of your loved one. Such a beautiful obit. I'm so sorry for your loss, Tony, after all these years together. Bless the family during this very difficult time in their lives. Give Pluto a giant hug too. He will mourn also. Be comforted by the fact that he was such a giver.

Jenny Heinecke on Oct 1, 2020

Chip you have held such a sweet place in my heart since the day we met over 20 years ago. Your smile and humor will be missed greatly, but your memory will live on forever. May God hold your loved ones close and bring peace that only he can provide. Until we meet again my friend ...

Cherie Stipp Blickhan on Sep 30, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Chip passed away. He was probably the most genuine person I've ever known. He had a big heart, and was kind to everyone . My Deepest Condolences to the Family, and Friends!
Cherie Stipp Blickhan

Jill Mason Kelly on Sep 28, 2020

Tony, I’m so sorry to see of Chip’s passing. I have fond memories of him at Stipps and then in the years since. He was a great guy. Keeping you in orayer.

Jill Mason Kelly

Donna McCracken on Sep 28, 2020

Dear Becky and Family, I send you my deepest Heart felt Sympathy On the passing of Chip. With Love, Donna McCracken (A Northridge/Highland Riverside Mother)

Jay McCracken on Sep 28, 2020

Dear Woodward Family, I am very sorry to hear of Chip’s passing.

Jay McCracken - Highland Riverside

Ellen Crossland McIntyre on Sep 28, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of Chip. Every time I saw Chip, he always had a smile on his face and was so kind. I am saddened my his passing, but he brought so much love and joy to all that knew him. Everything he did brought so much kindness to the world. Treasure the memories, prayers to all.

Penny Baladenski on Sep 27, 2020

Tony and family,
My heart goes out to you and I am so sorry for your loss. I always love how Chip would always smile brightly and give me a hug. He was so sweet and loving. It made me smile when I read the obituary about the mannequin. Sweet memories will live on. He will always be with you in memories and in your heart ❤.

Bill and Laurie DeMont on Sep 27, 2020

Tony and Family,

We are so sad to hear of Chip's passing. He always seemed to have a smile on his face and we were glad to see you two when we were out and about. One time at the Patio we wanted an ice cream drink after dinner and couldn't decide which one. Chip asked if we liked banana splits and made a "grown up" version that was out of this world. He had a way of making life special.

Bill and Laurie DeMont

Amy Schmuck on Sep 27, 2020

CandleWe were so sorry to read that Chip is no longer of this world. Holding Tony and the Woodwards in our hearts and prayers for comfort and kindness to wrap around you. Chip loved people very well. He was a lovely person. Amy and Alan Schmuck

Peggy Litt on Sep 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss! Another good man gone too soon!

Ed Knight on Sep 27, 2020

Tony and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the good times we had together while visiting Quincy and especially all the great cooking that Chip would do for us. Chips contagious smile and kindness will forever be in my heart.


Ed Knight

Karen Lewis on Sep 26, 2020

Chip and Tony was my neighbor across the street for many years! They welcomed us into the neighborhood with open arms and the best neighbors I've ever had. He was always a hoot and u never knew what kind of comment he would have! Lol He taught me a lot about plants and yard flowers and help us make our home nice in the process with his advice. He'd always say if ur yard looks nice I benefit ! They always set on their front porch with a great view of ours. He said the way our window and porch roof was it looked like a smily face. He was dearly loved by all our girls and families as well and there will be a part of our heart missing now! RIP my dear friend!! - Karen Lewis

Lisa Morrell on Sep 26, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear about chips passing!! He was a great guy!! He worked at the patio restaurant with my mom Ruth Junkerman years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Rest in peace my friend and fly high!!!

Susie Leach Hunt on Sep 26, 2020

CandleChips passing has taken my breath away. To know his smiling and comforting soul has left this earth is difficult to bear. Chip was a good friend to me as we navigated through our high school and years immediately following, always making things better through his laughter and smile. My deepest condolences to Tony and the Woodward family. We truly have lost one of the irreplaceable good guys. Love ya Chip with all my heart. Fly high sweet friend.

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