- April 18, 1936 - October 22, 2010
- Little Rock, Arkansas
of Dewey's Passing
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“i miss u gramppa i know its been almost 2 years since u past i just really miss u is it alright if i start talking to u ok.R u busy up in heaven i...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Koti Chism - lr, AR
“I have alot of good memory's of Sonny ....One thing for sure he became better with age...it was an honer too have know him...He and my father was the...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Rick & Maria Bolding - Searcy, AR
“I am sending this on behalf of my father, James Harold Chism, son of Jesse Chism. Our family sends you love & well wishes in your time of sorrow....Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Jamie Chism-Welch - Clayton, NC
“Heartfelt sympathy, Betty, to you and your family in this time of great loss.
4 of 35 | Posted by: Lynn (Spickes) Umholtz - AR
You will be so missed, for now you are at peace and not suffering anymore. I'm sorry that I didn't come out and see you as much as I...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Lindsay Shea Reinold
“Pappaw, I still cant believe you are gone.. This has been a hard year, but I know you are with Uncle Dewey and I'm sure the 2 of you are enjoying...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Krystal - Benton, AR
“Just stumbled onto this today and I just wanted to offer my condolences and prayers. I always will remember the song he and Betty liked "Never Ending...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Sheila Stansel - Conway, AR
“If you lost a love one ,all is said, there they lay in their final bed,you tell them by as tears start to fall, but know one day they will see us all...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: phillip achor - hensley, AR
“Robby and Chism family,
We are sorry for your loss. Please know we are remembering you in our prayers. We love you like our own family.
9 of 35 | Posted by: The Kinder's - Alexander, AR
“Our condolences to the family. We love you.
10 of 35 | Posted by: Johnny & Pat Ramsey - East End, AR
“Sheila, sorry to read of the loss of your father. I wanted you to know that you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers during these difficult...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Cloy Turner Neal - Jacksonville, AR
“im gonna miss u very much. Ur in a better place now ur up there w dewey w no more pain. Some day i will see u again. I love u
12 of 35 | Posted by: angela - conway, AR - niece
I love you and miss you very much. No worrys, I will eat enough biscuit and gravy for the both of us. You will always be in my heart.
...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Brandi - granddaughter
Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love ya ,
14 of 35 | Posted by: Jo Nell Land - Benton, AR
“this candle i light for you today
with all respect it comes your way
your love for all it realy shows
how great a man that we all know
the...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Paul - Son-in-law
THIS CANDLE I LIGHT FOR YOU TODAY
WITH GREAT RESPECT IT COMES YOUR WAY
YOUR PAIN IS GONE SO REST IN PEACE
...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Paul M montgomery - Son-in-law
“Dear Pappaw; for a "Life is gone and new one begins.". I lost my grandpa, I lost my freind, for he's with the angels above, flying like eagles and...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Phillip Achor - hensley, AR
“To the entire extended Chism family. We are so sorry for the loss of Sonny. He was a dear man and will be missed. We rejoice that he is in heaven...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Mike & Janna Withers - friend
“We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad--We want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss. We...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Chris and Jennifer Jones - Bryant, AR
YOU ARE GOING TO BE MISSED SO MUCH, YOU WAS LIKE A DAD TO ME . DON'T WORRY I'LL CALL THEM HOGS FOR YOU. YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: VICKI MATTHEWS - SHERIDAN, AR
“My deepest sympathy to you, Kathy, and your family during this time.
21 of 35 | Posted by: Teresa R. Cummings Evatt - Sardis, AR
“you see here in my hand
a beautiful piece of land
i know here in my heart
that god is a piece of art
...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Koti Chism
“we miss you and we will take of your wife
23 of 35 | Posted by: katy tull - sheridan, AR
“sonny we are surely going to miss you . may u rest in peace now ,love you ollie, rick ,kelley randall angie and kain &chance.
24 of 35 | Posted by: ollie smith - little rock, AR
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May god give you strength and faith during this time of your loss.
25 of 35 | Posted by: Misti Chenowith - Russellville, AR
“Sending our deepest sympathies, the Hubbard family
26 of 35 | Posted by: Michael Hubbard - Little Rock, AR
“sonny you are a great friend to all of us!i know that i will see you again on the other side! i will always rember the day i was sitting on the porch...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Lamar Pickens - alexander, AR
“I haven't seen you much in past few years but I always remember your laugh and smile its a lot like Uncle Rays. I know you are enjoying being with...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Berry - Benton, AR
We will miss you dearly. Someday we will see you again. We love you but as for now you have recieved your wings that you...Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: Mikey, Becky Jonathan,Nathan and Andea
“Uncle Sonny I know your with your family and friends in Heaven. You will be missed and was dearly loved when you were here on earth. My thoughts and...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Bobbie Hooten - Little Rock, AR
I love you and I will miss helping you, but I will continue to hang around and do what mamw needs done.
31 of 35 | Posted by: Brain(corndog) Smith - AR
I love you so much and you have always been like a daddy to me and I miss you and my daddy so much but I will be the grandson you want me to...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Dewey Chism - Little Rock, AR
“Kathy: I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Love you!
33 of 35 | Posted by: Shelley McMillin Youngblood
“I love you Sonny and we had a wonderful 51 years together, I know your not suffering anymore and you are with Dewey and Butch, and your family and ya...Read More »
34 of 35 | Posted by: Betty Chism - Little Rock, AR
I have always loved you, respected you and looked up to you for the family man you were. You always taught our family the values and morals...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Kathy Chism - Bryant, AR
Dewey Ray (Sonny) Chism, Sr., 74, of Little Rock, went to be with the Lord on October 22, 2010. He was the owner/operator of his family business, Brown & Chism Upholstery for the last 40 years, along with his wife, Betty Chism of 51 years.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Sheila Standley, of Sherwood, Kathy Chism, of Bryant, and Debbie Montgomery, of Hensley; one son, Robby Chism, of Little Rock; two sisters, Betty Ann Ball, of Jacksonville, and Irene Walker, of Beebe; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Lottie Chism; his son, Dewey Ray Chism Jr.; four brothers, Jesse Chism, Carlos Chism, Earl Chism, and Ray Chism; and three sisters, Bobbie Slack, Pat Swaim, and Ruth Clowers.
Sonny loved to work in his upholstery shop, enjoyed fishing, was a true family man, and loved his wife and family and all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by many, as he was a special husband, daddy, papaw, and friend.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170. Online obituary and guest register at www.nlrfh.com.