Chad Austin Elias, age 28, of Lewisville, Texas passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in Dallas, Texas.
Chad was born January 22, 1989 in Dallas to David Alan Elias and Melissa Ann Ezelle Elias. He was raised in Lewisville where he was active in soccer, baseball, and Trietsch United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Cub Scouts and Troop 729 Boy Scouts where he experienced the high adventure expeditions of Sea Base in the Florida Keys and Northern Tier in Ely, Minnesota.
Graduating from Lewisville High School in 2007, Chad played football and varsity soccer and was elected to the junior homecoming court. After high school, Chad attended The University of North Texas, and was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity where he served as social chairman. While working full time in the restaurant industry to help support himself through college, Chad earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology in 2013.
With a warm heart and a passion for life, Chad was always aware of other people’s feelings and comforted them when needed. Chad’s career choice as a Recruiter for a healthcare company in Plano where he placed traveling nurses in hospitals throughout the US matched his compassionate persona.
Chad loved fashion and sports and had many Lebron James shirts and jerseys, along with numerous watches and shoes. His passion for sports and his ability to know statistics and players from all the professional teams from football, baseball, basketball and hockey, gave him an advantage in all his fantasy leagues.
Chad adored his family with all his heart, and gave his love tirelessly and unselfishly as a very loved son, and admired brother, creating laughter and fun at family gatherings, vacations or just sitting around the living room. Chad cherished his daughter Brooklyn from the day she was born 14 months ago, always making funny faces and noises to get her to giggle. Brooklyn was that ray of sunshine that gave his life pure joy.
Chad was a center of influence, able to bring people together with his charismatic personality. Chad had many, many friends who loved him and he loved them back. He always brought a smile to everyone he met and could light up a room with his presence.
He is survived by his daughter, Brooklyn Cannon; parents, David and Missy Elias; siblings, Kyle Elias, Brooke Elias and Ryan Elias; grandparents, Ruth Elias and Duwayne Ezelle and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A service to celebrate Chad’s life will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound. The family received friends Monday night at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Brooklyn Cannon college fund:
Brooklyn Cannon, 2054 Briarcliff Road, Lewisville, TX 75067
VENMO account @Brooklyn-Cannon-Collegefund