Chase Andrew Hamm

Published 1:23 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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October 15, 2002 – April 18, 2023

HARBINGER, NC – Chase Andrew Hamm, age 20, of Harbinger, NC, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. He was born on October 15th, 2002 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Though his life was tragically cut short, it was undeniably filled with vibrant experiences and the immense warmth he shared with those who crossed his path.

Chase was the epitome of adventure, embodying a boundless spirit and undeniable zeal for life. As a carpenter by trade, Chase found immense satisfaction in crafting tangible accomplishments with his own hands. He was an avid surfer, skater, and wrestler. He embodied the spirit of a true athlete and a competitor, always keen to push himself to greater heights to better himself and his skills. Chase did not believe in limits, and he demonstrated this through an indomitable spirit that exuded determination and drive. But Chase was more than just skilled and adventurous – he was also incredibly friendly and warm-hearted. He leaves behind a legacy that spans from the shores of North Carolina to the hearts of all those who were lucky enough to know him.

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In addition to his parents, Mark Edward Hamm and Pamela Sue Parker Hamm, he is survived by his siblings, Brian McCrickard (Anais) of Portsmouth, VA, Shelley French (Brian) of Suffolk, VA, Kendall Hitchcock (Ben) of Wanchese, NC, Kristin Hamm (Milko Milchev) of Corolla, NC, and Cameron Hamm of Harbinger, NC. Chase will also forever be remembered by his grandparents, Edgar and Shirley Parker of Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Hamm-Van Prooien of Sheboygan, WI, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless friends. Chase’s grandfather, Mickey Hamm, and great-grandparents, Vernon, and Carrie Parker, preceded him in death.

The way Chase lived his life can certainly serve as an inspiration for us all. Through his example, let us find the courage to chase our dreams with relentless determination, reaching for the limits we may have previously assumed as unreachable. In honoring Chase’s memory, let us strive to bridge connections with those around us, nurturing every relationship to create lasting bonds. Chase’s life was a testament to the power of friendship, illustrating that when we come together, we truly can overcome adversity and uplift one another through the darkest of times.

Let us carry forward the indomitable spirit and boundless enthusiasm with which Chase approached life.  As we go about our daily routines, may we see the world through his eyes – as an exciting playground filled with wonder, opportunity, and the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. Let us be guided by the message of hope and love that he so passionately embraced, even in the face of adversity.

As we remember Chase, let us live for the vibrant energy he left behind, using his lessons to make this world a better place, and embracing each day as a gift to be cherished. Let us hold our loved ones a little tighter today and remember to approach each new day like Chase would – 100% happy – with an adventurous spirit, a friendly smile, and an unwavering belief in ourselves and the possibilities the world holds. Thank you, Chase, for blessing us with your presence and inspiring us all to chase after our dreams. 

A time of memory sharing, followed by a visitation, will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Powells Point Christian Church. A celebration of life will be held at Sound Park, 8955 Caratoke Hwy, Point Harbor, NC, 27964, on Mother’s Day, May 14th, 2023, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, is assisting the Hamm Family. Condolences and memories may be shared at