Guy Cheatham

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Guy Cheatham, 82, died on Friday, December 20, 2019. He was born November 17, 1937, in Parkin, Ark., to the late John H. Cheatham Jr. and Jo Edd (Edna) Beaver Cheatham. He is preceded in death by his siblings, John H. Cheatham III, Matt Cheatham, Jo Edd Cheatham; and a sister-in-law, Nicki Sanders. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Jane Riegler Cheatham; daughter, Cecelia May Smith Jones; grandson, Myles Alexander Jones; sisters-in-law, Barbara Riegler, Becky Yates (Murphy) and Kathy Johnson (Mike); as well as many nieces, nephews and former students who loved and respected him. Guy graduated high school at Barton High School and graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College and later obtained his Masters Degree from Henderson State University. He taught in Helena/West Helena until moving to Little Rock in 1966. Over the years he taught at Western Hills, Mitchell Elementary, Pulaski Middle, and finished his career at Southwest Middle School. He retired in 1994. He served as President of the Little Rock Classroom Teachers Association in 1973, and served on the Teacher Retirement System Board of Directors from October 1977 to October 1982. After retiring, he served as President of the Little Rock Retired Teachers Association. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 40 years. Guy was a Past Master of Forest Park Lodge 747, Past Master of Roland Lodge 508 and served as Secretary of Roland Lodge 508 until his health declined. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock where he served on the Vestry and as an usher. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Memorial Service officiated by Dr. Kate Alexander will be on Saturday, December 28, at 11 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott Street, Little Rock, Ark., 72201. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Christ Episcopal Church, The Consistory Building Fund or the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501)224-8300. Online guestbook:

Published December 27, 2019

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