CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Henry Williford Chism, 26, was killed instantly when hit by an alcohol/drug-impaired driver at 3:15 a.m. Aug. 23, 2013, while walking on Independence Blvd. in Charlotte.
Henny, as he was known and loved by all, was born in Towson, Md., and moved to Gibsonville in 1997. He attended Elon Elementary and Burlington Day School before graduating from Western Alamance in 2005, then UNC-Charlotte in 2010, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was enjoying his job as a carrier procurement representative with XPO Logistics in Charlotte, and pitched on their softball team.
Henny made a lasting impact on everyone he met with his great smile, large heart and fun-loving spirit.
In addition to his many close friends, Henny will be grievously missed by his parents; older brothers, Tom and JP and his sister-in-law, Crystal; nephew, Charles; and niece, Abby.
In keeping with Henny's love of every sport, especially soccer, a memorial service in celebration of his life will be held where he spent most of his youth, Joe C. Davidson Park, 3715 Rural Retreat Road, Burlington, on Friday evening, August 30, at 8 p.m. under the pavilion.
Henny enjoyed serving with his family every Christmas season at the processing center for Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to support Samaritan's Purse/OCC in his memory, please call 828-262-1980, or mail a donation to P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Please include "In Memory of Henry W. Chism."
The family would like to acknowledge the kindness and dedication of the CMPD, the ME's office and Tallent Funeral Service, and especially thank the Good Samaritan who called 911.
Henry will be forever missed, until we meet again.