Edward S. Chism, Jr., SMSgt. USAF (Ret.) September 24, 1940 ~ December 3, 2016 Age 76 Retired from the United States Air Force after serving 26 years and United States Postal Service after 20 years. Preceded in death by parents Edward, Sr. and Ruth Chism; son Bruce Chism. Survived by wife of 54 years Artis; sons Gary (LaShonda) Chism, Dwayne (Kanyon) Chism; daughter-in-law Rebecca Chism; grandchildren Marquetta, Cameron, Courtney, Alexis, Tia, Braylon, Zevin, Dominique, Gracie, and DeVonte, 4 great grandchildren; siblings Eloise, Wesley, Thomas, and Julia. VISITATION: 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2016 at Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel. INTERMENT: Bellevue Cemetery. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.