Condolences for Chunky Huse

Gregory Wilson posted on 8/23/21

So sorry to hear of Chunky's passing. He once lived across the street from us in Halifax, VT. He was a great neighbor. My kids loved him. So filled with stories. He will be missed

 

Sarah Costello posted on 7/14/21

I first met Chunky on a film in Winston Salem. Actually I met his lurchers first as they slunk around my office scoping it out. As a fellow ex-pat Brit we celebrated him getting his American citizenship. Much love Chunky and Nini. Xx. Sarah

 

Melanie Muroff posted on 4/23/21

Sending heartfelt condolences to you, Nini, your families...and to the international film family he brought so much talent, passion, and life to. Much love to you, NiNi, across the miles.

 

Marilou Vetter posted on 8/23/20

Chunky was one in a million, one of a kind...a bright light on any film set, with the best "stories" of his long career. I loved visiting with him and Nini on my rare trips to Wilmington since I left, hanging out with the dogs, great conversations, in their beautiful home and haven near the water. He was loved by everyone who knew him, and he will sorely be missed by all.

 

Wm. Scott Bennett posted on 8/21/20

Laughing with Chunky, listening to his many movie stories, and giving each other big hugs each time we met.

 

Wm. Scott Bennett posted on 8/21/20

When you say the name "Chunky" in Wilmington, you are immediately recognized as a friend to all. He was beyond unique and naturally befriended everyone he spoke with. He was infectious in his laughter, his hard work, and his appreciation of you. Like everyone who met him, I quickly came to love this man for he was a man for all ages. The hole he leaves us will heal, but man-o-man is it a huge hole! Prayers to his large family, which includes pretty much everyone. But most of all, his lovely wife, NiNi, whom enhanced his life. The world is less good today...we love and miss you, Chunky! May you find peace and comfort, and if it's not too much to ask, can you offer your services to The Big Guy and redirect some lighting down here? It's damn hot....

 

Sheena Vaught posted on 8/21/20

So sorry to hear of Chunky's passing. He was just a wonderful great guy, full of amazing stories and filled with immense kindness and compassion. Praying for comfort for all who knew Chunky, Nini, his family and close friends.

 

Dawn Ratcliffe posted on 8/20/20

I think most people who knew Chunky would agree that he was one of the most upbeat, friendly, enthusiastic, funny and kind human beings you could ever meet. 2020 was lousy enough with the world falling apart as it is, but when I heard that Chunky passed away it made it the saddest. Nini, I wish could be there to comfort you and I wish I had words that could do that.

 

Carole French posted on 8/20/20

Chunky was a very special person and I will miss him dearly! My prayers go out to his family and to his wonderful wife Nini !

 

Matt Sullivan posted on 8/20/20

The day I met him, I was a green set prop assistant and he swerved up to a group of us in some kind of souped up go-cart they were going to use for a camera mount that day — he wore a bandanna and a cowboy hat and spoke in his wicked cool raspy English accent — I thought he was a rock star! Turns out I was right. Love you, Chunky.

 

Matt Sullivan posted on 8/20/20

Chunky defined the term ‘one of a kind’, and none of us will ever meet a kinder, more thoughtful and helpful person than he. Quick with a joke and a laugh, quicker still with a positive word or a simple solution, he was class and dignity all the way. A true friend from the moment he met you, Chunky made everyone around him a little bit better. I’m truly better for knowing him and consider him an all time film brother. You will be missed, Chunky, never forgotten. Your influence will live on. Love you, brother. Peace. Matt

 

Lisa R Dismukes posted on 8/20/20

I have many memories of Chunky. He made location shoots bearable and always found the silver lining in a challenging shot. My prayers for his family and Gypsy Grips.

 

Leo and Barbara Biba posted on 8/19/20

We will miss this special guy! So grateful for the wonderful memories.

 

Andy Hawkins posted on 8/19/20

We were all saddened by Chunky's passing. He had a special place in the Ex Pats community here in Wilmington. He was one of the funniest and pleasant participants in our monthly Curry evenings and an honored guest at my annual birthday parties. The stories, jokes and experiences that he had, would keep anyone interested for hours on end. There will never be another like Chunky. We will all miss you forever Mate.

 

Jean Credle posted on 8/19/20

Nini, Chunky will be remembered so dearly by The Literacy Council staff and volunteers. He was such a sweet and caring person and will be sorely missed by many. My heart goes out to you, especially, and certainly to the rest of his many family members.

 

Will Purcell posted on 8/19/20

I am privileged to have spent many years on and off set with Chunkey. He was a brilliant light that people were just naturally drawn to. To me he was a friend a father and a coworker. He helped guide me through many highs and lows in my life. I love you Nini for keeping Chunkey in our lives after retirement. When he would visit a set it was like The Rolling Stones just arrived. I had the privilege of sharing stories with the newbies on set when they would ask. Who is that guy? That guy is a industry legend. I love you Chunk you’ll be missed but never forgotten OI !!!

 

Cindy and Kent Locklear posted on 8/18/20

Chunky was such a unique, special person. He was always present and had such wonderful stories to share. My children loved going to your parties when they were young and looking at his tattoo sleeves and the movie memorabilia in the house! He was also one of Kent's favorite patients. Our hearts broke when we heard the news and we are sending love and prayers to you, NiNi. You two made a great team. This world is a better place because of people like you and Chunky. We love you.

 

Fred Holloway posted on 8/18/20

Chunky will be missed by everyone that ever met him. He was a character and a remarkable individual.

 

Fred Holloway posted on 8/18/20

Chucky will be missed by everyone who ever met him. He was a character and a remarkable individual.

 

Lauren Buehler posted on 8/18/20

What a light in this world! An unforgettable man and a lovely human being. My thoughts and prayers are with Nini, his family and his friends.

 

Ed “Teddy Jack” Letteri posted on 8/18/20

My heartfelt sympathy to you Nini, to his family and the Gypsy Grips. I have fond memories of the time I got to spend with Chunky. So grateful that he came into my life. His legacy is monumental and will live on! Dear Nini, I hope you find comfort in all the memories you and Chunky shared. What a life well lived! Peace and love to you.

 

John and Brenda McEntee posted on 8/18/20

I didnt know Chunky too long, but he always stopped to say hello when he saw me. I will miss him around the neighborhood. We wish you the best NINI.

 

derek Huse posted on 8/18/20

‘ The Cockney Rebel’ ‘The West London immigrant’ ‘The Gypsy Grip’ ‘My Dad’ It would be fair to say, my memories are young, and those that I look back at with fondness, are the ones that have taken me from my 40th birthday celebrations to the eve of my 63rd Birthday. I have earlier memories of course, but the recent ones I will cherish. The 15th March 1998, The ship Hotel, Shepperton As i stand with a bottle of beer in my hand, talking to a football colleague, sorry soccer colleague, he starts to look over my shoulder… who’s the guy who has just walked in with the ’pony tail’ and white suit, he looks like an architect, Curly added. Not being able to turn completely I guessed probably, someone from the restaurant next door, looking for a free drink! As I maneuverer, unsteadily, due to the alcohol already consumed, my jaw dropped, as did my beer, the tears started to build, as they always did when he was around, not out of sadness but joy, there he was my Dad. I hadn’t seen him for a number of years at that stage, his filming always keeping him on the move, and obviously relocating to the States, had put distance between us. We hugged and cried a bit and then got talking, …my mate Curly, thought you were an Architect, well said Dad in an overstated cockney accent ‘’ Well, I suppose I am in a strange sort of way, I do build things, design things etc etc’’ I suppose he is an architect. I obviously had to mention the white suit, is that the one you wore to my 21st birthday, by chance, in the same venue…..’ no that was the one I nicked from Roger on Moonraker, I laughed and guessed he probably did, and did Mr Moore not want it back….. again in that lovely cockney accent .. didn’t tell him I had it cocker’ That was the start of several meetings over the next, however many years I next saw him at Nini and Dad’s wedding, what an occasion. And over the next year I think we met on three occasions in three different countries, England, USA and at their apartment in France. We had fun, I listened to his stories, I don’t think he listened to many of mine, he didn’t give me a chance to get any in. I met his friends, saw his world, and enjoyed his company. My Son, Liam idolised him and and visited Wilmington, and France on many occasions. Alexandra being much younger did not get to see him as much as she would have liked, she is always telling her friends about him and the films he worked on. I loved visited Dad and Nini and wish I had travelled over more often. I have been amazed but not surprised by some of the tributes I have read from his friends and colleagues from both sides of the pond. Dad, I wish we had, had more time together, I am heart broken, your memory with live on with my Family, Heather, Liam and Alex, for ever, I will pass on the stories. I’m not going to say rest in Peace, because I know wherever you are, you won’t be sitting still, you will be painting a gate, repairing a fence, or helping someone in a difficult time. Love you always, have a safe journey. Derek ‘ The Cockney Rebel’ ‘The West London immigrant’ ‘The Gypsy Grip’ ‘My Dad’ It would be fair to say, my memories are young, and those that I look back at with fondness, are the ones that have taken me from my 40th birthday celebrations to the eve of my 63rd Birthday. I have earlier memories of course, but the recent ones I will cherish. The 15th March 1998, The ship Hotel, Shepperton As i stand with a bottle of beer in my hand, talking to a football colleague, sorry soccer colleague, he starts to look over my shoulder… who’s the guy who has just walked in with the ’pony tail’ and white suit, he looks like an architect, Curly added. Not being able to turn completely I guessed probably, someone from the restaurant next door, looking for a free drink! As I maneuverer, unsteadily, due to the alcohol already consumed, my jaw dropped, as did my beer, the tears started to build, as they always did when he was around, not out of sadness but joy, there he was my Dad. I hadn’t seen him for a number of years at that stage, his filming always keeping him on the move, and obviously relocating to the States, had put distance between us. We hugged and cried a bit and then got talking, …my mate Curly, thought you were an Architect, well said Dad in an overstated cockney accent ‘’ Well, I suppose I am in a strange sort of way, I do build things, design things etc etc’’ I suppose he is an architect. I obviously had to mention the white suit, is that the one you wore to my 21st birthday, by chance, in the same venue…..’ no that was the one I nicked from Roger on Moonraker, I laughed and guessed he probably did, and did Mr Moore not want it back….. again in that lovely cockney accent .. didn’t tell him I had it cocker’ That was the start of several meetings over the next, however many years I next saw him at Nini and Dad’s wedding, what an occasion. And over the next year I think we met on three occasions in three different countries, England, USA and at their apartment in France. We had fun, I listened to his stories, I don’t think he listened to many of mine, he didn’t give me a chance to get any in. I met his friends, saw his world, and enjoyed his company. My Son, Liam idolised him and and visited Wilmington, and France on many occasions. Alexandra being much younger did not get to see him as much as she would have liked, she is always telling her friends about him and the films he worked on. I loved visited Dad and Nini and wish I had travelled over more often. I have been amazed but not surprised by some of the tributes I have read from his friends and colleagues from both sides of the pond. Dad, I wish we had, had more time together, I am heart broken, your memory with live on with my Family, Heather, Liam and Alex, for ever, I will pass on the stories. I’m not going to say rest in Peace, because I know wherever you are, you won’t be sitting still, you will be painting a gate, repairing a fence, or helping someone in a difficult time. Love you always, have a safe journey. Derek

 

Christian Satrazemis posted on 8/18/20

Rest in peace Chunky you were so much to so many you’re in our hearts you’re in our thoughts and I’m certain there’s not a show that goes by that your name and stories reverberate on rest in peace friend ...

 

Barbara & Keith Pickett posted on 8/17/20

My husband had the privilege of working with Chunky many times in Wilmington he was a leader and a friend. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

 

Teresa and Bryan Crist posted on 8/17/20

We were so sorry to hear of Chunky’s passing, he was a dear friend and fun neighbor! We loved chatting it up with him on the dock! He always had a smile and a sweet comment! Prayers to his family!

 

Window Ninjas posted on 8/17/20

We had the pleasure of working with Chunky and his wife, NiNi for years. Our hearts are heavy to hear the sad news of his passing. We will always remember you in the most positive and optimistic light, Chunky! NiNi, we wish you comfort and send our deepest condolences. Keep shining!

 

Randy Freeman posted on 8/17/20

My heart goes out to Nini. I feel lucky to call Chunky a friend. I know he would want us to tell stories and laugh at all the fun we all had.He touched everyone he met and made all of our lives richer for having known him. He will be greatly missed in our lives and treasured in our memories.

 

Kim Sincox posted on 8/17/20

What a privilege knowing Chunky! I worked with him for many years on the Literacy Council (Wilmington, NC) annual auction for which he was a tireless worker and his wonderful wife, Nini, a phenomenal leader. Chunky was warm, loving, authentic, and generous of spirit. He and Nini have always opened their home and their hearts to their friends and their community. Chunky, you will be remembered well and missed greatly! Who will now kiss me on the cheek in greeting?

 

Heather Huse posted on 8/17/20

Will always remember my first meeting with him, was immediately at ease and drawn to him straight away. Must have been the cowboy boots that did it! Had a wonderful few days with him and Nini in France, will always remember that special time. RIP Chunky XXX

 

John Sweeney posted on 8/17/20

Had many a great laugh with this man. I doubt I'll ever meet the likes of him again.