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Earnest Ray Chism

July 1, 1933 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Earnest Chism Obituary





Earnest Ray Chism, 89, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.  He was born to the late Earnest Lee Chism and Dicie Richardson Chism on July 1, 1933.  He had been married to the late Mable Bishop Chism.  He retired from the State of Tennessee as a Social Worker in Vocational Rehabilitation. Earnest devoted his life to the church and preaching God’s word.  He enjoyed traveling with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and spending time with his family and friends.


Earnest is preceded in death by his father, Earnest Lee Chism; mother, Dicie Richardson Chism; wife, Mable Bishop Chism; sisters, Mexie Lee Chism and Lexie Chism Harbour.


He leaves his memories to his daughter, Penney (Darrin) Carey; grandchildren, April (Chad) Ballard, T. J. Moon; great-grandchildren, William D. Muir, Katlyn Whited, Katelyn Ballard, Jacob Moon, Breanna Ballard, Grayson and Mariana Eakin; great-great grandchildren, Makinlee and Indie Muir.


Visitation will be on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm CST at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, Tennessee.


Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 1:00 pm CST in the Chapel of Tate Funeral Home, in Jasper, Tennessee with Pastor Jim Richardson officiating.


Burial will be on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, Tennessee.


Pallbearers are William D. Muir, Bill Muir, Chad Ballard, Tyson Hart, Will Hurst and April Ballard.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, Tennessee 37347, 423-942-9500.


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January 21, 2023

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Funeral Service
January 21, 2023

1:00 PM
Tate Funeral Home
950 Mel Dixon Lane
Jasper, TN 37347

Interment following funeral service
January 21, 2023

Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens
3076 Main Street
Jasper, TN 37347


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