It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we share Charles “Chaz” Andrew Bush of Pasadena TX, passed away on December 20, 2023. He was a much-loved father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, and friend.
Chaz was born on June 6, 1984, to Charles and Lori Bush in Fort Benning, GA. Chaz was the cherished middle child and adored by his sisters, Nicole, and Taylor. Even though Chaz was taken too soon, he lived a life of adventure. Chaz was naturally talented, growing up he enjoyed baseball, football, tennis, soccer, and motor cross. He loved all genres of music from an early age and beautifully played the piano, drums, and guitar. He loved expressing himself by writing and recording music.
In 2004, Chaz joined the United States Army and after bootcamp was assigned as a paratrooper to the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC. As an expert marksman, he was selected and served as a sniper. Chaz was immensely proud of his service to our country and loved his fellow soldiers who served alongside him. He was a decorated combat veteran who served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he suffered seen and unseen injuries. When Chaz left the military with the rank of Sergeant, he returned to his hometown of Pasadena, TX and used his creative talents to become an accomplished welder.
Chaz was a free-spirited soul with many passions, he loved skateboarding, riding his motorcycle, and restoring sentimental items. He was a talented artist, always sketching and collecting art. He used his love of art to design custom tattoos.
Chaz was fun spirited and the life of the party. He loved being silly and making people laugh, he made the most mundane moments memorable and hilarious. Chaz was a snappy dresser with a unique style, he would not leave the house without looking fresh. He had shoes that matched every outfit, he loved retro baseball hats and his Houston Astros rainbow jersey.
Despite life challenges, Chaz had an enormously kind and empathic heart, always eager to lend a helping hand and give a big hug. He will be remembered for all the heart that he shared with his family and friends in all walks of his life. Chaz was a spiritual man and had a close relationship with God.
Chaz is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Walter Lee Ammons, MH Louder, and Jerry Taylor and his uncles, Logan Ammons, and John Bush.
Chaz is survived by his sons, Camden, Fleetwood, Kaizer, and Phoenix, mother, Lori Bush (Brian), father, Charles Bush (Theresa), sisters, Nicole Koehler (Luke) and Taylor Jones (Caleb), nephew, Colin, nieces, Megyn, Olivia and Charlotte, grandmothers, Jean Louder and Irma Taylor, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who loved him deeply.
A service honoring his life will be held at Crowder Funeral Home at 111 E. Medical Center Blvd in Webster, TX on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 1:00 pm. The Military Honors Committal will occur at the Houston National Cemetery at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston, TX on Friday, January 12, 2024, at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests memorial donations be given to The Step Up Foundation to expand awareness and support for blast wave injuries, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress.
As we say our goodbyes, let us remember Chaz not with tears of sorrow, but with laughter and the happy memories he left behind. His spirit lives on in the stories, the laughter, and the shared moments that will forever echo in our hearts.