OBITUARY

Dave Millard Champion

August 21, 1953September 29, 2021
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Dave Millard Champion, 68, of North Augusta, South Carolina, passed away peacefully in his home on September 29, 2021. Dave was born on August 21, 1953, in Macon, Georgia, to Thomas and Martha Jeanette (neé Jones) Champion. Dave was raised in Macon and Warner Robins with his brother, Michael Champion. Dave served in the U.S. Army for eight years, from 1972 through 1980, during which he completed medical technologist training and certification at Baylor University in San Antonio, Texas. While in Texas, Dave met and married Terri Lynn (neé Dominey) Champion, to whom he was married for 29 years, from 1977 until 2005. Together, they welcomed and raised five daughters.

Following his honorable discharge from the military, Dave moved his family to Port Charlotte, Florida, where he worked as a medical technologist in the laboratories of local hospitals for more than 20 years. Dave was also a talented guitar and banjo player, and his daughters have vivid memories of him serenading them while strumming his beloved Martin & Co. six string acoustic. Dave also enjoyed rebuilding classic American muscle cars and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles in his spare time. He was a fan of 1950 and 60s Americana, and you could often catch him watching reruns of “The Twilight Zone” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”

Dave is predeceased by his father, Thomas Champion; his mother, Martha J. (neé Jones) Barnard; and his brother, Michael Champion. Dave is survived by his brother, Brian Champion (Marie), of Hamden, Ohio; children Michelle R. Champion, of Sarasota, Florida; Erica M. Champion, of Atlanta, Georgia; Serena N. (Steven) Miller, of Orlando, Florida; Victoria Champion (Brian Burchett), of Cumming, Georgia; Angelique J. (Eddie) Arguelles of Florida; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home in Macon, Georgia. Viewing will immediately precede the service from 10-11:00 a.m. Dave will be laid to rest with his mother at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery in Macon, Georgia, at a later date to be announced. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Miracle Hill Overcomers Center, 1916 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29609.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • his brother, Brian Champion (Marie), of Hamden, Ohio; children Michelle R. Champion, of Sarasota, Florida; Erica M. Champion, of Atlanta, Georgia; Serena N. (Steven) Miller, of Orlando, Florida; Victoria Champion (Brian Burchett), of Cumming, Georgia; Angelique J. (Eddie) Arguelles of Florida; and six grandchildren.

Services

17 October

Visitation

10:00 am

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home

3969 Mercer University Drive
Macon, Georgia 31204

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
17 October

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home

3969 Mercer University Drive
Macon, Georgia 31204

Memories

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Rick and Peggy Warner

October 8, 2021

To the Champion Family, you have our sincerest condolences for the loss of your father. We knew him many years ago and enjoyed the times we spent together and his friendship.

Dave, rest in peace.

Rick, Peggy and Austin Warner

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Biography

Dave Millard Champion, age 68, of North Augusta, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dave was born August 21, 1953 in Warner Robins, Georgia to the late Thomas and Martha Jones Champion. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and worked as a medical technologist in various hospitals and labs across the country.

Left to cherish his memory are his 5 daughters, Michelle R. Champion, Erica M. Champion, Victoria Champion, Angelique Champion, and Dr. Serena Miller;

Fond memories and expressions may be shared at www.maconmp.com for the Champion family.