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Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Special thanks to COL. Rankin & Joy, MSG Vertis Richardson & Anita, DOL team, and all the medical staff engaged in his care. Please enhance this tribute to Jerry by adding your memories & photos.


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3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629
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“Jerry, when I start to miss you, I try to imagine the absolute joy and peace that you are receiving in the care of our Lord. We tell Logan about you...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Angelia Chism - Tampa, FL

2 of 8 | Posted by: KENNETH BELL - Durham, NC

“Angie,My condolences to you and Jerry's family in this very difficult time. Jerry was a great friend and coworker, please know you are in our...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Anthony "AJ" Johnson - FL

“Dear Angie and family,We were so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing; however, the good news for all Christians is that although Jerry is absent from...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: John & Julia Gold and family - TN

“Angie, I pray that God gives you peace and that your memories of Jerry give you comfort during this difficult time. He was beloved and will not be...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Joy Rankin - Tampa, FL - Friend

“I Love You!!!!!!❤ ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Yolanda (ugly) James - Villa Rica, GA

“Me and my family send you our condolences and sympathy in your time of bereavement. Hope you stay strong and trust in God. I Love you all and I Love...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Angela Hall-Thompson - Family

“You have earned your reward. You were great and a solid friend to many. You made us laugh. Your visit to this earth was short but you accomplished so...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Angelia Chism - Tampa, FL

Jerry was born in Villa Rica, GA to James Clifford Chism and Margaret Gates (Henry (Dude) Evans (Stepfather))who have preceded him in death.

He is the son-in-law of Lucy McDonald who currently lives in Tampa FL.

Jerry leaves behind a wife of 40 years, Angelia, and they raised and affected the lives of five children Terence, Danrick, Stacy, Candace and Stephanie.

He was one of eleven children and the brother of Juanita Brown (John Brown), Ruthie Merrill (Buford Merrill), Marie Chivers (Fernando Chivers), Sandra Evans, Janice Lemon (Alex Lemon), Henry Evans (Audrey Evans), Lois Evans, Stanley Evans (Tracy Evans), Barry Evans (Christy Evans) and Darion Evans (Mary Evans).

He is the nephew of Jimmie Lou Dobbs, Mildred Moore and Beulah Mae Hindesman (Gradie Hindesman) who live in GA.

Jerry retired after 30 years of service in the US Army and 15 years of civilian service. He loved his country, his family & friends (of which there are many) and will be sorely missed by each and every one.

We ask that you remember his logic, practicality, wit, humor, charm and first and foremost his dedication to the Lord our God, JESUS, who has granted him rest.

Jerry will be laid to rest in the Bay Pines National Cemetery located at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., in Saint Petersburg, FL 33708 with full honors.

A Celebration of Life Tribute is planned for the month of March in 2019 at Brewer & Sons funeral home located at:
3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa FL 33629
phone # (813)835-4991

The family request that all expressions of sympathy and condolence be sent to the address of the funeral home listed above.

Upcoming Schedule of Events

Graveside Interment: Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Celebration of Life Tribute: March 29, 2019