Charles Hobday "Chip" Forbes IV, 1958 - 2022 

via the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper (VA) web site

(Editor's Note: Chip Forbes was a long-time friend and supporter of the Doughboy Foundation and the United States World War One Centennial Commission)

FORBES, Charles "Chip" Hobday, IV, 63, of Manakin-Sabot, Va. went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 28, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Chip had an unwavering faith that guided all endeavors of his life. He was at peace with God, especially while fighting cancer.

Chip was born in Williamsburg, Va. on September 1, 1958, to Charles "Sonny" H. Forbes III and the late Shelley Forbes. Growing up, Chip spent his summers in Virginia Beach working for the family candy business. He cherished the time he spent there with his grandparents and cousins. Virginia Beach always held a special place in his heart.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Chip achieved success in the specialty promotions industry. In the summer of 1998, in the basement of his Richmond home, Chip founded his own small business, C. Forbes, Inc. C. Forbes, Inc. was privileged to work with five presidential administrations, numerous national historical societies and hundreds of organizations across the country. He derived a tremendous amount of joy in the creative process required for designing the perfect mementos for life's achievements. But even more so, Chip cherished the friendships he formed over the length of his career.

Chip was always active in witnessing for his Lord Jesus Christ. From serving as a Young Life leader, to being a part-time Youth Minister and a 15-year Sunday school teacher at Second Baptist Church, he was always looking for ways to share the story of Jesus Christ and His message of grace and love. Chip's creative personality led him to publish several Christian children's books and a YouTube channel, "Plain Spoken Grace." He was an outdoorsman, a gardener, a lover of Labrador Retrievers and his John Deer tractor.

Read the entire article on the Richmond Examiner web site.


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