Dr. David Wilson Cheshire

December 30, 1927June 15, 2014

On the evening of Father’s Day, June 15, 2014, Dr. David Wilson Cheshire passed away. He was comforted by family members and friends at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville at the time of his passing. He was 86 years old. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina on December 30, 1927, he was the youngest of two sons of McKinley and Nina Hall Cheshire. Our dad graduated from Johannes Guttenburg University (Germany) in 1961 with a Doctor of Medicine. He interned at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed his residency at Duval Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was a past president of both the Jacksonville Psychiatric Society and Florida Psychiatric Society. David was in private practice of 45 years and was a past Chief of Psychiatry at Memorial Medical Center, St. Augustine Psychiatric Center and Beaches Hospital. He was a medical director, consultant, expert medical advisor for the VA and numerous medical centers and hospitals. David loved life and his mission was to help others with an open heart. He touched lives that others had no faith in, and made a difference. The Dr. was always in and his motto was “keep on keeping on”. David and his family resided on Beach Avenue in Atlantic Beach since 1968. Summers were enjoyed at Red Top Farm in Hendersonville, North Carolina. His loves were his family, friendships, his cars, race horses and a love of the beach and mountains. He was known for always being there for his family, his friends and his patients. He is survived by his wife (and high school sweetheart) of 65 years, Kathleen Moak Cheshire; sons, David Winston Cheshire (Vera) and Christopher Paul Cheshire (Sheri); daughters, Elizabeth Ann Cheshire and Stephanie Cheshire; grandchildren, Erin and Michael Ringler, Olivia Cates, McKinley and Katherine Cheshire; sister-in-law, Margret Brennan Cheshire and nephews McKinley and Eric Cheshire. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at four o’clock in the afternoon at Palms Presbyterian Church 3410 3rd St., Jacksonville Beach, FL with an inurnment at a later date in North Carolina. Words of comfort can be left at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.


  • Funeral Service Monday, June 23, 2014

Dr. David Wilson Cheshire

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Kevin Kandl

April 21, 2016

I cannot believe you are gone. I was calling your number from memory today, and I found out. I was going to make an appointment to see you! The last couple of years have been hectic. I must have seen you last only months before your passing. I will miss you, and I will miss seeing Stephanie. All of your family will be in my prayers.
Kevin 904-586-2114


August 7, 2014

Dr. Cheshire was very special to me. You see, in 2006 I went through a nasty custody battle for my kids. Dr. Cheshire actually went to court and fought for me to get my kids back. I got them back and I am forever grateful for him believing in me when so many others judged. Rest in peace Dr. Cheshire and I hope we will meet again one day.

Kimberly Christen

June 22, 2014

I'll miss you Dr. Cheshire.

June 21, 2014

Great Doctor , excellent humang being , i had the pleasure of knowing him. Dr Luis Anez

June 21, 2014

My heart was sadden to learn of Dr. Cheshire's passing. I so enjoyed the times I worked with him in past years. He had a heart of gold. I am grateful for the opportunity to have known him. To Cathy, Lizann, Stephanie, Winston and Chris, you are in my thoughts and prayers that God will give you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time and in the days to come.
Love and payers,
Jean Roden
Jacksonville, Florida

Beverly Young

June 21, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Cheshire's passing. Your family is in our prayers.

Karen Bessemer

June 21, 2014

Dear Cheshire Family, May God's grace be with you in this time of healing.

Cynthia Cox

June 21, 2014

Lizann and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. I will never forget his soft voice, generosity and amazing support and never ending devotion to his children. Although he was very busy, he always had time to chat with me when it concerned his girls. I was so envious that they had such a great father! I know all of you will miss him terribly and I hope that the wonderful memories will help ease the pain. With my love and sincere sympathy, Cindy aka Fox!

Lizann Cheshire

June 20, 2014

I Miss You, Papa

Marie Banfield

June 20, 2014

Chris, I just read your Dad's obituary and what a wonderful man.
He truly touched so many lives.
It is very apparent that he was a very caring man and was loved and respected by many people.
You and your family are in our prayers.
Ross and Marie Banfield
Oak Hill, VA.