Charles "Hop" Chichester Obituary

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Charles "Hop" Chichester Jr.

October 7, 1918 - June 2, 2014
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Charles H. "Hop" Chichester, Jr., age 95 died on June 2, 2014. Hop attended the University of Alabama College of Business Administration, majoring in Real Estate and Insurance and served as president of Phi Delta Theta. Hop represents the third generation of Chichesters in Birmingham real estate. His grandfather founded the business in 1881. Reared in his father's business, he obtained his license in 1940 and his broker's license in 1945. As president of Chichester and Company, Realtors he has engaged in building, development, brokerage and management, but specialized in appraisals and counseling. He holds the C.R.E. and M.A.I....
Charles H. "Hop" Chichester, Jr., age 95 died on June 2, 2014. Hop attended the University of Alabama College of Business Administration, majoring in Real Estate and Insurance and served as president of Phi Delta Theta. Hop represents the third generation of Chichesters in Birmingham real estate. His grandfather founded the business in 1881. Reared in his father's business, he obtained his license in 1940 and his broker's license in 1945. As president of Chichester and Company, Realtors he has engaged in building, development, brokerage and management, but specialized in appraisals and counseling. He holds the C.R.E. and M.A.I. designations and has served as president of each local chapter. Hop was honored by the National Association of Realtors with the Realtor Emeritus Designation, representing 50 years of continuous membership and service.

Hop served as a pilot with the rank of Captain in the United States Air Force during World War II. Captain Chichester was awarded the Commendation Ribbon for meritorious service in 1952 as Flight Commander and Assistant Operations Officer associated with the 26th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean Conflict.

Hop was a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church, Birmingham Country Club "The Rollers" golf group, and The Club. He distinguished himself serving in professional capacities as President of the Alabama Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Counselors; Governing Counsel of American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (M.A.I); Member, Society of Real Estate Appraisers (S.R.A.); Director, Birmingham Board of Realtors; Chairman, Board of Zoning Adjustment for the City of Mountain Brook; Charter Director, Birmingham Golf Association; and President, Birmingham Investment Association.

Hop was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children Elizabeth Chichester, his second wife Clare Rice Chichester and his daughter Laurel R. Chichester. He is survived by his son Charles H. "Chase" Chichester, III.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in the church parlor of Canterbury United Methodist Church beginning at 1:00 p.m., with a funeral service in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Canterbury United Methoidst Church, Counseling Center Fund.




Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL.

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"Sorry this entry is so late, we just found out about Hop today. Chase, I am Claire's son Bo and am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. He was truly..." Bo Andrews (South Mills, NC)

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