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Powell Funeral Home - Bald Knob

1272 Hwy 367 N, P.O. Box 650, Bald Knob, AR

Phone: 501-724-3201

Rommie Carroll Cheshier

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Published: November 17, 2012

Rommie Carroll Cheshier, 72 was born in Monticello, Arkansas on January 13, 1940, the son of Rommie Madison Cheshier and Lela Mason Riviere Cheshier. He was a 1958 graduate of Star City High School and graduated from University of Arkansas, Monticello in 1965.

He began his career as a social worker for the state of Arkansas. His ministry began when he became the Lay Associate for Roselawn Methodist Church in Hot Springs. He was also Music and Youth Director for First United Methodist Church, Searcy in 1967. He was Reverend at First Christian Church in Searcy for sixteen years. He also pastored Pleasant Plains United Methodist Church, Cornerstone Methodist Church, and Bradford United Methodist Church. Rommie served in the Air National Guard (223rd, Hot Springs) for 35 years

In addition, he owned his own business. His life mission was to serve others. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Lynn Burns Cheshier; a son, Rommie Burns Cheshier, and wife Melisa of Charlotte, North Carolina; a daughter, Carol Hutchison and husband Matthew of Searcy; one brother, Joe Tony Cheshier and wife, Billie of El Dorado, Arkansas; and one brother-in-law Ralph Burns and wife Sally of Searcy; three grandchildren, Josh and Emilie Derington, and MariGracyn Hutchison along with four nephews and their families. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at The River church in Judsonia. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. at the church. Interment and committal service will be at Campground Cemetery, Monticello, Arkansas on Sunday November, 18, 2012. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy.

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