John Wesley Cheatham, Sr.

EDGEFIELD, S.C. – Mr. John Wesley (Jake) Cheatham, Sr., 85, husband of 65 years to Sara Godbee Cheatham, died on Thursday September 12, 2013 at Edgefield County Hospital.

Graveside Services will be held Sunday  September 15, 2013 at 2 P.M. at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield.

Mr. Cheatham was a native of Edgefield, S.C. and was the son of the late Aldrich and Cornelia Prescott Cheatham. Mr. Cheatham was a Retired Captain with 36 years service with the Department of Natural Resources. He was retired from the National Guard with 20 years service. He was a member of the Edgefield First Baptist Church, A Mason, and was an avid Gamecock Fan.

Survivors include his wife, Children- Ginny (Don) North, Wendi (Richard) Shaffer, John (Debbie) Cheatham, Bill (Charlotte) Cheatham; 9 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren. Mr. Cheatham was predeceased by his brother Albert Cheatham.

Memorials may be made to Edgefield First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 624 Edgefield, S.C. 29824 or Edgefield County Hospital, P.O. Box 590 Edgefield, S.C. 29824

The family would like to say a Special Thanks to the staff of Edgefield County Hospital and to a special friend of the family, Harry Johnson.

The family is at the home and will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

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