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Ronald E. "Pops" Chism

November 4, 1939 — March 5, 2024

Bluffton, SC

Ronald E. "Pops" Chism

Ronald E. Chism, “Pops”, 84, of Bluffton, SC, passed peacefully Tuesday March 5, 2024. Ron was born on November 4, 1939, to William and Pauline Chism in Louisville, KY. He attended Shawnee High School, was a Navy veteran, spent most of his career in the food and beverage industry as a district and corporate manager, he was an avid golfer, and a fan of both UK and UofL athletics.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carolyn Chism, his daughter, Carol Branch (Austin), 3 grandchildren, Jarrod Branch (Hillary), Ryan Branch (Mackenzie), Meagan Branch, and 2 great grandchildren, Collins, and JJ, his sister Carma Rhodes (Pat), and several loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00, Friday, March 15, 2024, in the funeral home chapel at Louisville Memorial Gardens West, 4400 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating, in his name to The United Way of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, SC


“Trust in the LORD with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight ” Proverbs 3: 5-6

“His will, His way, my faith” Jeremiah 29:11

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Friday, March 15, 2024

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4400 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216

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