William Alfred Cheatham, 94, of Dabbs Bridge Road, Acworth, Georgia, died Sunday, March 18, 2018. Mr. Cheatham was born in Paulding County on April 22, 1923, the son of Virgil Eugene Cheatham and Maude Lackey Cheatham.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 and proudly served in the Pacific Theater with the 866th Aviation Engineer Battalion. He returned to Acworth in 1946, where he met his wife Mary Siniard. They were married for 60 years until her death in 2007. He and Mary owned and operated Cheatham Appliance Repair for thirty-five years in Largo, Florida and were active members of First Baptist Church, Largo for many years.
They returned to Acworth in 1991 and built a house about 500 yards from where he was born. They loved coming back to Acworth, near family and old friends. He lived there until his death – truly full circle. After moving back to Acworth, they joined Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville. They also became active in the American Legion Post #42 where for many years he was a member of the Honor Guard. They were also members of the Bartow Belles and Beaus square dance group. After Mary’s death in 2007, he married Irma Weaver Cheatham.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Siniard Cheatham, sister, Sarah Lou Jordan and three brothers, Gene Cheatham, Oliver Cheatham and Ottis Cheatham.
He is survived by his wife, Irma, daughters, Sheril and Ned Keeler of Havelock NC, Karen and Fred Baumbach of Sandy Springs GA, granddaughter, Sherri and Jeremy Adams of Bel Air MD, great-grandchildren, Tyler and Ayden Adams, stepsons, Mark Weaver and Greg Weaver of Smyrna and step-granddaughter, Anna Maria Weaver of West Virginia and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11am at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 112 E. Church Street, Cartersville. The family will receive friends at Parnick-Jennings Funeral Home, 430 Cassville Road, Cartersville on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5:00p – 8:00p. Mr. Cheatham will be carried to the church on Thursday where he will lie-in-state for one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be nephews, Tom Cheatham, Tony Cheatham, Jim Jordan, Trey Jordan, Charles Siniard and Larry Siniard. Other nephews will also serve as honorary pallbearers.
As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made to Alpharetta Methodist Blanket Ministry, 69 North Main Street, Alpharetta GA 30009 or Gideons International, The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251
Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. William Cheatham; please visit www.parnickjenningsfuneral.com to share memories or to leave a condolence message.