Charles Jay Van Pelt, 62 of Groveport, Ohio passed away on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 at OSU-The James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Jay was born on Nov. 24, 1957 to the late Philip B. and Joyce M. (Holman) Van Pelt in Columbus. Jay was a 1976 graduate of Teays Valley. He had been a Franklin County Sheriff Deputy, an Ashville Police Officer and also worked for the Harrison Township Fire Dept. and had recently worked as a Warehouse Manager. Jay was a 32° with F&A.M. formerly Lockbourne, an avid softball player and enjoyed competing in GLOCK Competitions.

Besides his parents, Jay is recently preceded in death by brother Garry Van Pelt.

Jay is survived by wife Robin (Herr) Van Pelt; son Charles “Chip” Van Pelt of Circleville; sister Cindy R. Wickline of Ashville; nieces and nephews Megan Smith, Andrew Van Pelt, Dustin Van Pelt, Philip, Sarah, Joseph and Amanda Wickline; many friends and his beloved dog Boo.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wed. Oct. 7th at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville, Ohio 43103 with Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. on Thurs. Oct. 8th at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville, OH 43103 with Pastor Laura Cavendish officiating. Interment will follow at Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: OSU Foundation-Attn: The James Cancer Research Center, 1480 W. Lane Ave. Columbus, OH 43221 or Tunnel2Towers.org, 2361 Hylan Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10306. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are encouraged. Online condolences at olivercheekfuneralhome.com

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