Arthur (Steve) Chism, 61 of Fruitland Park, Florida went home to be with the Lord August 19th, 2021. Steve was born April 8, 1960, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He lived in Altamonte Springs, Florida for most of his life and was a graduate of Lake Brantley High School. Steve loved life and loved his work at Instrument Specialties, Inc. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was caring, loyal, and very generous. Steve loved an adventure! Gator hunting, hot air ballooning, hang-gliding, or cliff diving, it didn’t matter what it was if there was fun to be had. He especially loved being on the water, scuba diving, waterskiing, wakeboarding and kayaking.
Steve is survived by his wife, Cherry Chism, son, Josh Chism of Fruitland Park, Florida and daughter Chelsea Hendrickson and son in law, Tyler Hendrickson of Nashville, Tennessee. Granddaughter, Everly Chism of Fruitland Park. He is also survived by his sister, Carol Scott of Apopka, Florida and brother, Mark Chism of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Niece, Rachelle McBride of Oklahoma and their families. He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Chism and mother, Phyllis Chism.
In recent years Steve battled Huntington’s disease. If desired, you may make donations to Help4HDInternational. Please pray for a cure!
The family will have a private memorial ceremony to honor Steve.
You are an amazing example of strength, perseverance and love. We grieve with you in the loss of your wonderful Steve, and rejoice with you that we will all see him again, and there will be no tears or death or sorrow (Revelation 21:4). God will continue to give you the strength to find purpose and peace in the next chapter of your life.
You are an amazing example of strength, perseverance and love. We grieve with you in the loss of your wonderful Steve, and rejoice with you that there will be no tears, nor death nor sorrow. (Revelation 21:4) God will continue to give you the strength to find purpose and peace in the next chapter of your life.
Much love, Dale and Cathy Reichel
Sally, Tyler, Kelly and I are heartbroken to learn of Steve's passing. There was no finer man than Steve. My Grandmother had a term of endearment for men like Steve - she said they were the "Salt of The Earth." We were so blessed to be your neighbors for so many years and share so many wonderful memories together in raising our families. We had so much fun watching, and sharing, the experience of Ty, Kelly, Josh and Chelsea grow up together. 4th of July Fireworks in the cul-de-sac were always Epic! He was a wonderful father a cherished friend - and a terrific neighbor, someone you could always count on to lend a hand and help. There wasn't anything he couldn't do. I have missed Steve, but know now that he is at peace and will not suffer any longer. God bless you all - and God bless Steve. Our Love always.
Love and prayers,