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Louis Vanver Cheatwood
Jun 25, 1923 - May 13, 2012
Posted by: Jo Aguirre

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012 9:06 AM CDT
Graveside services for Louis V. Cheatwood, 88, of Lexington were held May 16, 2012 at Lexington Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mr. Cheatwood passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Veterans Center in Clinton, Okla. He was born at home on June 25, 1923 east of Lexington. He was the sixth child of 10 children born to William Clarence Cheatwood and Dora Mae Willmett Cheatwood. Louis grew up on a farm east of Lexington and attended the Science Hill Country School.

During WWII, Louis was drafted into the 124 Calvary of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country until the war ended in 1946. After returning home he later met and married Billie Jean Cox in 1948. Together they raised three children and made California their home for 38 years, with 22 years living in Turlock, Calif.

Louis worked at various jobs throughout his life, including construction and factory work. He worked for Banquet Frozen Foods as a cook for 13 years and 10 years for Consolidated Irrigation. He moved back to Oklahoma in year 2000 and lived in Shawnee.

Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing and going western dancing. After he moved back to Oklahoma he enjoyed going to the Shawnee Senior Citizens Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Bodie, Roy, Dearl, Joe and Garlin Cheatwood and two sisters, Grace Carr and Mabel Currie.

He is survived by three children, Johnny Louis Cheatwood of Rapid City, S.D., Iris Jean Cotter of Linden, Calif., and Sharon Louise Kellison of Linden, Calif.; two brothers, Bill Cheatwood and wife, Betty, of Lexington and Melvin Cheatwood and wife, Juanita, of Purcell; sister-in-law, Dovie Cheatwood of Maud; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonlittle.com.
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