Chance Nikolas Sramek

January 11, 2001November 19, 2018

Chance Nikolas Sramek, passed away November 19, 2018 in Knoxville, TN to rest in the Lord. He was born January 11, 2001 in Dalton, GA. Chance was a bright young man. He loved his family with all his heart and was a true and loyal friend. He was our whole family’s boy and little man from the time he was born. He loved to box and skateboarding. He had his struggles and too many trials any young boy should have to go through, but, he found his happiness in the end. He recently began doing carpentry and construction work and he was so proud of what he was learning and getting to do. God found him a loving girlfriend that understood him for who he was and loved him back as much as he loved her. All of our hearts are so broken by the loss of our precious Chance. He will forever be in our hearts and we will cherish and remember all the good memories of him to get us through this tragic loss. He is preceded in death by his mother, Shana Smith; papaw, Rev. Larry Ledford; great grandmothers, Minnie Estes, Willie Mae Ledford, and Fay McClure; great aunts, Frances Crawford and Twanna Wallace. He is survived by his little sister, Layla Smith; grandparents, Rena and Murray McClure; great grandfather, Jim Estes, Sr.; aunt and uncles, Anita and Shane Cassell, Larry and Jill Collier, Priscilla and Tyler Sloan, Ales, John, Monica, and Elizabeth McClure; cousins, Hannah, Emma, and Cody Cassell; great aunts and uncles, Becky and Jimmy Estes, Sandra Seawright, Weldon Crawford and J. T. Pratt; girlfriend, Amber Inman and many other family and friends. The family will receive friends Friday, November 23, 2018 from 5 – 9 pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home. Brother Ron Oliver and Brother Paul Dunham will officiate. Interment to follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at


  • Cody Cassell
  • Tyler Sloan
  • Adam Miley
  • Cody Edwards
  • Benjamin Edwards
  • Brad Duggan


  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 24, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 24, 2018

Chance Nikolas Sramek

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Sherry Sane

November 24, 2018

I can remember chance when his mom and Jeremy came around and visited.He was a very polite and bright young man. So sorry for the loss of your brother Layla I hurt for you. May god heal you and your family threw this hard time. Sherry Sane

Carla Brown

November 23, 2018

Condolences to the family, praying God's love, comfort and peace during your mourning period. Chance will forever be in my heart. I remember how handsome and attentive Chance was at his grandmother's (Rene) wedding.
I've never seen him without a smile on his face. Rest in Heaven Chance!

Priscilla Sloan

November 22, 2018

I'll never forget the day Chance moved in with Tyler and I. He would sit with me and we would watch two and half men and the 1st episode we watched together they done the human volcano. Chance and I had the bright idea of going and getting Mentos and Diet Coke to see if it actually worked. All I did was making sick and puke everywhere but I can still hear him laughing about it. He had the best laugh and the best part of ever seen. I was his aunt but for me the closest thing I'll ever have to a son. I love you Chance

Teresa Coker

November 22, 2018

I just want to tell Rena and the family I am sorry for your loss. I did not know Chance personally although he would of been my fourth cousin for his grandmother Tootsie was my first cousin. He was a handsome guy and I know this family is suffering a huge loss in lossing him.. I am so sorry .

Tracy Miller-Davis

November 21, 2018

Prayers for all of you during this loss. He will be greatly missed.
Tracy Miller-Davis
"Ace" Miller Golden Gloves

Treasure Bell

November 21, 2018

Chance was in the first 4th grade class I taught. He always gave me a hard time, but he knew I loved him. He could always make me laugh. He would come back and visit once he left Chilhowee, and he would always come see me. This is still such a shock and a little unreal.
To Layla, one of my 3rd grade sweethearts a few years later, my heart goes out to you yet again. I cried for the two of you when you lost your mom. I cry for you as you lose your big brother. I love you soooooo much!
To the rest of his friends and loved ones, you are all in my prayers. Such a waste of a young life.

Rebecca Cravey

November 21, 2018

Well I only knew chance for a year and out of that year every time I come over to percillas and Tyler's and he was there. He always knew how to make me laugh and me and percillas would always cut up with him he was a very smart and intelligent person. He liked to be indeprnted and he told me one day he wanted to open his own skate shop he loved skate boarding . And i was so proud to call chance my friend he will forever be loved and missed chance we will see you again one day and now u are up in heaven opening your own skate shop and skating threw heaven right now we love u bro and miss u so much may u ready in peace.

Brenda Buchanan

November 21, 2018

My family and I in Dalton, GA have watched Chance grow up into such a handsome young man. He always loved visiting my parents and setting down and talking with my daddy. He thought my daddy was awesome because they had collecting knives, etc in common. Chance always wanted to see what dad had if he would show him as far as his collectibles. Dad would always give him a little something to help build whatever it was he was working on at the time. Chance would grin ear to ear. I think very highly of the whole family and Shana and I were close. I miss her so very much. I hold on to the cards and pictures she would mail to me. The family has been through so very much in the last few years. Please know we are all sending prayers for you all. I wish I could say something to make things better. I lost my little brother unexpectedly in June of this year. He was my only sibling and not a moment goes by that he isn't on my mind. If I can do anything please let me know.
Love you all
Brenda Buchanan
Danny and Evelyn Holt
Zachary Buchanan
Dalton, GA 30721

Shasta Rowland

November 21, 2018

I think about the time you and Nicholous both sprung your ankles and were racing wheelchairs in the hospital i have so many memories. My heart is breaking i love you and RIP with momma fly high Chance...