Harold Dennis Halfhill, II

June 27, 1967 - February 10, 2023

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H. Dennis "Chip" Halfhill, II, 55, of Florence, KY passed away on Friday, February 10, 2023. Chip was a 1985 graduate of Dixie Heights High School and a former EMT with Ft. Wright Fire Department. He was a bass player for the Crimson Steel Band and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 31-St. Agnes. Chip was preceded in death by his mother: Joan Marie Halfhill. He is survived by his father: Dennis Halfhill; brothers: Douglas A. Halfhill and David W. (Celissa) Halfhill; nieces: Allison (Chris) Henderson, Sophia Halfhill, Abigail Halfhill and nephew: Nathan Halfhill. A visitation will take place on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 9:00AM until the time of blessing service at 10:30AM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Entombment will take place at Mother of God Cemetery in Ft. Wright, KY. Memorial donations in Chip's name may be made to Troop 31-St. Agnes c/o St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Highway, Ft. Wright, KY 41011 or Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, 2360 Victory Parkway, Suite 240, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Online condolences may be made on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com


Jim Fletcher - Feb 17, 2023
I see now why most have reasonably short notes. I posted on Chips FB wall (C.D. Halfhill). Had hoped to paste some of that here but couldn’t. Something tells me that brings you a chuckle (Chip). My family sends our deepest condolences to you Mr. Halfhill, Doug and Dave. It’s unimaginable how much grief you must be going through losing your wife/mother and son/brother in less than a year. Chip meant a great deal to many many people. If there is anything at all we do to help ease your pain or just help please contact me. I’m sure any one of us will be there a heartbeat to help in anyway we can. Chip was one of my dearest and closest friends in my life. I’m so glad he chose to be my friend. As a result, he helped save my life. I’ll forever be grateful. For 34 years I had the privilege of watching him match to his own beat and make his life all about service to others. At times his beat seemed so difficult. It challenged me because I thought if he conformed some, his life might be easier. How naïve I was then. It was Chip’s drumbeat that helped him take on a 34 year spiritual journey. I watched him learn at least two languages with very little assistance, hand write a library of books detailing much of this journey and teach others. Chip was also an artist. In his adult life, Chip created very beautiful items. Many of which he gave away. Each item was a creation of his own design and carry’s a part of him. For those fortunate enough to see any of his work I’m sure you understand. While the Scout troop has commented, I want to share a small bit of what he shared with me. Chip said he felt the Scouts helped him in so many ways as a young man that when the opportunity came up to participate as a volunteer there was no hesitation for him. While he was still helping others on their spiritual journey, he spent a great deal of time volunteering with his former Scout troop. He absolutely loved teaching each boy the skills he had to offer. Again, much of these skills were self taught. Frequently I asked him to do things that he declined reminding me of his commitment to the troop. He said each young man’s success was, in part, his duty meaning he wanted to be there for them when needed. It’s really great to hear the Troop felt the same. Finally, Chip suffered tremendous pain for quite some time. Much more than he let on. After the loss of mother he was grieving, nervous the men would venture their own ways and his health declined a lot. He managed it the best he could but it got to the point his poor body just couldn’t take it. I am confident that he is not in pain, happy and has all the questions he spent so long studying and writing about. He is with God and his mother. I will always love and miss my dear friend Chip. He was a man of many talents. He helped save me and spent the better part of his life helping others after he found his God. He loved his family. He spent many years managing his health issues and did so with dignity. While he managed pain on a daily basis and it is my understanding the worst was in the last few weeks. Often he shared how he didn’t want to live in a way that would not allow him to do what he loved and he didn’t want to be in terrible pain. The Lord saw fit to allow this. While I’ll always miss Chip, it’s the wonderful memories and lessons he is leaving me and more so knowing he’s happy and at peace that leaves me feeling more comforted. Once again, I’d like to reach out to Chips family with my most sincere condolences. Sincerely, Jim Fletcher
Susan P. Taylor - Feb 16, 2023
Chip is a special man who was a piller of the community in such a cool way and not so much an establishment way. Knew him and his brothers from Lawton Rd as little kids but got reacquainted in the program, and he was and is an integral part in molding a power greater than myself as I understand Him. RIP I love you always ❤️
Rhonda Kinman - Feb 15, 2023
Fly with wings so bright dearest Chip. I loved our friendship and the times we spent together.
Jeffrey Ford - Feb 15, 2023
I had far too little time to know Chip as my son became a part of Boy Scout Troop 31. Yet in that short time it was clear that Chip embodied the most noble attributes of Scouting. He was a man with the spirit of a long hunter, a person that always had time to mentor and teach. Chip looked at the clouds, listened to the wind, and felt the earth. His was an ancient spirit that will live on in the hearts and minds of those that had the privilege of knowing him. You stayed true to yourself and everything that you believed a scout should be. You were helpful, kind, and reverent. The trail was not always easy. Yet you walked it with a quiet dignity that showed us what leadership looks like. And now, your journey complete, you have reached the end of the trail. Scout a flat spot of soft earth in the eternal forest, and tonight, rest easy old scout.
Pam Lyle - Feb 14, 2023
I will miss you forever my dearest friend. You were like a brother to me and an uncle to my girls. You were the kindest and we’ll love you forever. Say hey to Neal for me as you fly away into the Mother’s loving arms.
Mia Shawn - Feb 14, 2023
Chip, what quiet dignity you had. 'Thou I knew you only briefly. Four Winds Sweet Brother. ~ Mia Shawn.
Dianne McMullin - Feb 14, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed with the Boy Scouts an The O.A. I will miss sitting down with him just talking. We would exchange stories about scouts and Native American History. He would help me with the trading post for the O.A. He will forever be in many peoples ❤️. I'll miss you Chip. Love you ❤️ my friend
Rob Beckman - Feb 14, 2023
Condolences to the family on their loss. I knew Chip through scouts and always enjoyed our conversations and work on projects around camp. Also had the pleasure of working with him teaching the tracking merit badge and taking a group of scouts trapping. A very knowledgeable woodsman who changed many people's lives during his time here. RIP
Greg Gemeinhardt, Scoutmaster T31 - Feb 13, 2023
On behalf of Troop 31, we are deeply saddened to hear this. Chip made such a significant impact on so many Scouts through the years and there will forever be a legacy that he has left, including dozens of Eagle Scouts that he mentored and inspired. There is no replacing Chip but we will all continue to carry his Scout spirit with us.
Matthew McMullin - Feb 13, 2023
My deepest sympathy for chips family as they greave. Chip will be dearly missed .
Dianne Auton - Feb 13, 2023
Denny, Bob and I send our deepest sympathy to you and the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
Bill Houser - Feb 13, 2023
Rest easy now Brother
Pat And Jerry Dressman - Feb 12, 2023
Denny, Dave and Doug, We are so sorry to hear this. He is at peace and happy with his mom. Know that the Lord loves each of you, and so do we. Let us know if we can do anything.

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