The Prism Systems family would like to offer our condolences to our long-time employee, Kim Anderson, on the passing of her husband, Chuck, on September 4, 2015, after a battle with cancer. Kim has served as our Office Manager since October 2001, and our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this time.
Chuck was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and moved to Mobile at age 20, where the lifelong Vikings fan quickly adopted a passion for Auburn football. A paramedic by trade, Chuck loved spending his downtime with his family, as well as hunting and fishing in the great outdoors.
"We met in high school and were married 40 years," Kim said. "He was very outgoing and never met a stranger. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to be the center of attention, telling stories and making people laugh."
Kim said that throughout the years, many people referred to Chuck as "Richie Cunningham," the popular, loveable character from the "Happy Days" sitcom. "If there was ever anyone who needed help, he would stop what he was doing to go help. He taught our children and grandchildren to be the best that they could be, no matter what difficulties might stand in their way."
While most of us at Prism knew Chuck through the stories shared by Kim, his perpetual smile and reputation for helping others were widespread among our employees, and we are proud to have called him a friend.
"Chuck was a very giving, caring person," said Wendi Lightbourne. "He always had a smile on his face and if you needed help, he would drop what he was doing to help you."
"I met Chuck through Kim and he was always a great guy, every time I talked to him," said Mel Stacey. "He had a great sense of humor. Whenever we had a company get-together, he was always cutting up and was just a fun guy to be around. He supported Kim, and you knew his heart was always in the right place."
"Chuck Anderson was a man's man; a man who loved his family, the outdoors, and hard work," said Kevin Kirby. "He was very passionate about his family as am I, and he loved his wife and his children even through the rough times. He realized the important things in life and clung to them whole-heartedly. He made peace with his maker and was confident that the Lord was holding a special place for him when his time came. I will always admire him for the faith and fortitude he showed at the end of his days here on this earth."