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Richard Payne Cheatham, Jr.

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“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I'm so sorry, losing our parent is never easy. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Stacey Hensley - Frisco, TX

“You left an amazing legacy in your family. May God leave His peace with them in your passing. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Clark - Pottsboro, TX

“May the peace of Go which passes all understanding guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Don Hunter - Plano, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cheatham family. Richard was a very special guy. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Shirley Swanson - Garland, TX

“Richard was such a blessing and sweet person we met through out Sunday School class and shared many memories in our group activities. He was a...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy & Dan Lewis - ROWLETT, TX

“Our dear Uncle Richard, we will dearly miss you! You always have a kind word and we will miss all our talks on the phone throughout the years. It has...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Pangle Godfrey - Sacramento, CA

“Only a moment you stayed, but what an influence you left on our hearts. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Matt Miller - Flower Mound, TX

“Prayers to the family of our dear friend and cousin Buddy and his fine wife Dee and family. We will miss you for sure. You were always the...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jim and Joyce Brown - Mansfield, TX

“Richard was always a delight to work with in our Wednesday morning volunteer group at church. He was dedicated and will certainly be missed. Prayers...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Lorey Oakes - Acquaintance


Richard P. Cheatham Jr. entered eternity on September 28, 2020. Richard was 86 years old and was born in Holtville California. Richard devoted his life to his family, friends and his Church. He had retired as an electronics engineer. He attended and volunteered at LakePointe Church in Rockwall, TX for over 25 years. He especially enjoyed the construction projects he performed there.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lavacca and great granddaughter Charlotte Cate. Richard leaves behind a wife of 5 years, Dee Delay Cheatham. He also leaves a brother and sister, Lee Cheatham and Carolyn Moser; 4 children, Rick, Dennis, Pennie and Caren. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren, Matt, Lindsay, Angie, Jay, Presley, Casey, Allie and Dylan. Richard has 4 great grandchildren, Lorelai, Landon, Olivia and Camilla. However, he was Papaw to many more.

Richard enjoyed gardening, country and gospel music, breakfasts with friends, dancing, playing domino's, 4th of July and boating on Lake Texoma. Richard lovingly supported THE RUTH CHEATHAM FOUNDATION that provides advocacy, education and financial aid to adolescents diagnosed with cancer. www.ruthcheathamfoundation.org

Due to Covid-19 concerns a memorial service will be held at a later date.