OBITUARY

Martin Deane Cheatham Jr.

June 23, 1930October 6, 2021
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Martin "Deane" Cheatham Jr., age 91, of Mechanicsville, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

Deane was born June 23, 1930 to the late Martin Deane Cheatham Sr. and Elise Cheatham.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Shepherd Cheatham and his second wife, Sheila Crabtree Cheatham.

Left to cherish his memory is his son, Martin Deane Cheatham III; daughter-in-law, Cindy Cheatham; grandchildren, Martin Deane Cheatham IV, Caroline Cheatham, and Clayton Cheatham.

Deane attended Thomas Jefferson High School and graduated from V.P.I. (Virginia Tech) in 1951 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering where he was also a part of The Corps of Cadets. He proudly served in the United States Army as a first lieutenant in the Korean War. He retired from Universal Leaf Tobacco Company after over 25 years of service as an engineer. He was an avid collector of Ford Mustangs, loved Nascar racing, watching Virginia Tech Football, and attending his grandchildren's many activities. He especially enjoyed watching the exploits of Deane IV and Clayton on the football field at Hanover High School and J.M.U.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4pm - 7pm on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodyfuneralhomeatlee.com for the Cheatham family.

Services

18 October

Celebration of Life Gathering

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Woody Funeral Home - Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

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Martin Deane Cheatham Jr.

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Hal Howren

October 11, 2021

Dear Deane & Family ,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. What a big loss. He was a wonderful person, and I had great respect for him.
I worked with him for about 30 years in the investment business.
On many occasions, he and I would have lunch together, and talk about the market, and many aspects of life including his memories of the Korean war. He was always kind and caring. He will be greatly missed! I will personally miss my relationship with him, and many fond memories.
Sincerely, Hal Howren

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