John E. Chism, 80, of English, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at his home near English. He was born December 23, 1939, in Harrison County, Indiana, to the late Walter Earl and Helen Victoria Day Chism. He was a graduate of Purdue University, a retired Electrical Engineer with O’Neal, Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina, a HAMM radio operator, a homemade wine maker, and an avid gardener.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 51 years, Suzann LaValle Cureton Chism; his brothers, Richard A. and Robert A. Chism; and his sister, Barbara A. Stults.
Survivors include his brothers, Charles “Mike” Chism and James D. “Jim” Chism both of Corydon, and William J. Chism of Elizabeth; his sisters, Joyce K. Chism, Mary Rose Chism, and Jane M. Chism all of Corydon; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Cremation was chosen and arrangements are being handled by Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
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