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David Cheatom

Friday, March 5, 2004 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C., 907 W. Home St., Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Elder Richard Smith.
Music provided by: Delores Smith, soloist and Samuel Lee, soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Roy McQuay, Shannon Jackson, Joe Walker, Joe Pearl, William Wheeler and Roger Hoover. Honorary pallbearers are James Jones, Louis Connor, Ronald Turner, Kenney Wiser, Darrel Wiser, Curtis Kerr, Brandon Hammers and Brent Hammers.

David Cheatom passed away peacefully at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. He had worked at A. P. Green Refractories, for the Wabash Railroad and the K-Mar Building Company, prior to his retirement. He had been a Vandalia resident since 1953 and was a charter member of the Faith Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. in Vandalia, where he also had served as a deacon. David enjoyed his family, working and relaxing outdoors.

Born: November 12, 1908 in McCredie, Missouri the son of Joseph and Dena (Hill) Cheatom.

Married: Anna Belle Fisher on January 1, 1941 in Mexico, she preceded him in death on July 19, 1983.

Survivors include: one daughter, Ida Mae and husband, Kenneth Wiser of Vandalia; ten grandchildren: Janet and husband Ronald Turner, Wanda and husband Louis Connor and Hazel Walker all of Vandalia; Jackie and husband James Jones, Robert and wife Bonnie Kerr, Roland and wife Jan Kerr and Linda Ross all of Rock Island, Illinois; Curtis and wife Marceline Kerr of Elsberry; Kenny and wife Margaret Wiser of Macon and Darrel and wife Valeria Wiser of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 39 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: one son, Edward Kerr; four brothers, Omas, Frank, James and Dolly Cheatom; one sister, Anna Cheatom; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Faith Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C., 907 W. Home St., Vandalia, MO 63382

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