Charles “Chaz” Andrew Bush

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.

The Step Up Foundation

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.


  1. I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss! I will miss him a lot! 31 years is a long time to be friends with someone. He was more so a brother! Love and miss him a lot!

    Jason Hill
  2. Charlie,
    I know…
    There will be times ahead when Chaz will let you know he is in Heaven.
    He may even lend you a helping hand.
    It is a most beautiful gift.
    Love to you Theresa and all your beautiful family.

    Bill Gillespie
  3. What a remarkable, beloved young man who left this world too soon.

    Sincere condolences to all the family.

    Love, Cindy and Paul

    Cindy Koehler
  4. Prayers and hugs for all the families

    Brian and Liz Owens
  5. Hello I went to school with him for like 8 years. He has a big heart and ond was always joking around. I only can remember like a few dozen people from back then. My prayers goto all family

    Matthew verrett
  6. Beautiful tribute. It was a blessing to of known Chaz. He was an awesome friend, neighbor and always had a way of making me feel better if I was down. My condolences to the family and will definitely be at his celebration of life. Love ya brother.

    Ian McBride
  7. Charlie, although I never met Chaz, it sounds like he was a very special person. It is so hard to lose a loved one, but I suspect losing one of your children would be the worst. My heart goes out to you, and your entire family, during this difficult time.

    Janeen Rodriguez
  8. If you knew Chaz, you can recall the way he would lean in “with his good ear” to make sure he heard what you were saying to him if he didn’t hear you the first time. The key part of this is remembering how much he always cared to know what you said otherwise he wouldn’t have asked you to repeat it back to the ear that would be able to hear it all the best. He always wanted to hear the opinions of others, the viewpoints that differed from his and new stories about someone’s past that he had not heard before. He desired sharing the same tidbits about himself and for that I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to become such a close friend to him and I can honestly say that it pains me to not have him here in physical form, like we were so accustomed to before, just as it does us all. But I pray we can all find some sort of peace in knowing we have gained one heck of solid Guardian Angel. He will still live on through his kids and as wonderful memories in the minds and hearts of everyone he touched before God needed him back. (Chaz, you will be missed more than you know and the legacy you created will never be forgotten. Until we meet again, Chaz, until we meet again.)

    Sara L.
  9. I only remember Chaz as a happy go lucky and loving guy with a sense of adventure and nothing was too big for him. He loved his family and was the life of the party. I know he is missed dearly, and I know he is whole again, dancing with Jesus!

    Denise Swift-Hendricks
  10. Prayers for his family and my Texas family…

    Trey Price
  11. Charlie / Theresa,
    Both of you have our deepest sympathy. Chaz is in Mary Anne and my prayers. Thanks for his service and dedication to country.

    Tom Kuches
  12. Charlie and Theresa, condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength and welcome Chaz in his arms.

    Larry & Elinor Laczko
  13. What a beautifully written tribute! Chaz was obviously an incredibly gifted, all American soldier as well beloved son, brother, father and friend. I knew him only from the sweet stories his mother told of her “beautiful boy” she cherished. I will pray for his family as I know the loss of his light weighs heavy now but will lessen as they learn that “Love relives in memories brought to life by breath…”

    Kaye Moon Winters Gregg
  14. Chaz was always so funny & sweet & welcoming. Thanks to him for his service to country. Hugs to you all!

    Jennifer Kerns
  15. Very sorry for your loss. You will see him again❤️

    David DeFelice
  16. Lori , I am truly sorry for you and pray for you daily. Chaz was a help to all.of us and I feel happy he is present with our Lord and Andy and Nick. He was a great friend and father.

    Sherri R
  17. Much Loved and will be be missed Friend and Neighbor forever

    Paul Wood
  18. You were the only person I could talk to about anything.
    I find myself wanting to call you all the time.

    I love you Chaz.
    FLY HiiGh my friend.
    You are so missed

    Sarah Pyeatt
  19. Sending our heartfelt condolences. So sorry for your loss.
    Sending prayers, hugs and love to you and your family.
    Love you all
    The Rodriguez and Alvarez family

    Annette Rodriguez

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