Ernest Yen Chou, CHARLOTTE, NC - Mr. Chou, 65, passed away
Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Born February 6, 1948 in Nanking, China,
Ernie was a son of the late Eric and Josephine Chow Chou. At the age
Rome, GA. He later graduated from Emory University and continued
his education receiving a Masters Degree in Business from Georgia
Ernie began his career with Dow Chemical. In 1981, he and Melba
Chou Isley co-founded Chou Chemical in Charlotte. Ernie, who
became a naturalized citizen in 1976, was an avid tennis player and a
longtime member of Olde Providence Racquet Club. He traveled
extensively throughout the world and is remembered as a connoisseur
of fine cuisine.
His family includes his son, Randal Chou (Judy) of Charlotte; his
daughter, Sonja Thompson (Gerald) of Athens, GA; and his beloved
grandson, August Thompson; as well as his longtime business partner,
Melba Chou Isley. He is also survived by two sisters, Evelyn Cheung
(Andy) of Chattanooga, TN and Joanne Rhodes of New Hampshire;
and a brother, Eugene Chou of Hong Kong, China.
A service to celebrate Ernie's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday,
June 29th at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 3200 Park Road.
|Reprinted from the Charlotte Observer