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Edward Madison Chinnis

April 24, 1932 — July 13, 2023

Edward Madison Chinnis

 

Edward Madison Chinnis, 91, of Summerville, passed away on July 13, 2023, in his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 17, 2023 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel,  2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston, SC 29406 at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 16, 2023in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Edward was born in Mullins, SC to the late Sylvester Glenn and Marie (Sims) Chinnis on April 24, 1932.  He married Beverly Joan Cutrell on June 11, 1955, in Charleston, SC. He graduated from Chicora High School in 1950 and attended The Citadel. He began his career working for Seaboard Railroad where he installed electrical switching devices from Virginia to Florida. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict as a radioman. Following the war, he met and married his beloved wife, Joan, to whom he was married for 68 years. He was a Plank Owner at NAVELEX Charleston where he worked as an electronics technician traveling the world supporting the US Navy until he retired. He was able to travel to all seven continents. Following his retirement, he was employed by several NISE East and SPAWAR contractors.  

Edward was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and a member of the Spiritual Growth Sunday School class. He enjoyed traveling and attending car shows where he enjoyed showing off his 1953 Chevy. He was a Master Mason. He loved his family and dogs, Charlie and Louie.

Edward is preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Glenn and Marie Chinnis, and twin brother, James Chinnis.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Joan (Cutrell) Chinnis of Summerville; Children, Donald Chinnis of North Charleston, Barbara Chinnis Ward of Summerville, and David Chinnis (Barbie), of Summerville; Sisters, Anne Marie Douglas and Charlotte Murray; Grandchildren, Erin Holbrook (Jason), Jeremy Chinnis (Sally), Ryan Ward (Jennifer), Meredith Rutland (Gregg), Meagan Askins (Chris), and Micah Chinnis; as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Dorchester Paws. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Interim Healthcare and Bayada Home Care, especially Monica our care giver.

 

 

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

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