Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Obituary: Leonard Cheatham, 90, Columbia., KY

He was a highly respected citizen and was a member of a large, prominent Adair Co., KY, family. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a partner in Cheatham and Wethington agents for Ashland Oil Co. in Columbia, KY, a Medical Technician in U. S. Army during World War II, and a member of VFW Post 6097

Leonard Cheatham age 90 years of 3197 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY passed away Monday, July 5, 2010 at 8:55amCT at Westlake Regional Hospital, Columbia, KY.

The Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 1:00pmCT at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville RD, Columbia, KY. with Rev. William R. Davenport and Bro. Steve Pescosolido the officiating clergy. Interment in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY, with full Military Honors by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Trinity United Methodist Church and and after 6amCT on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, also at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Leonard Cheatham, Adair Co., KY (1920-2010)

He was the son of the late George and Julia Price Cheatham. He was born on Saturday, May 15, 1920 and passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY at the age of 90 years, 1 months, and 20 days.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Stephens Cheatham of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Children: Brenda McQueary and husband Louis of Columbia, KY; Steve Cheatham and wife Joyce of Columbia, KY; Pat Blair and husband Larry of Columbia, KY: Pam Burton and husband Billy of Columbia, KY: Sherry Cooper and husband Brian of Jamestown, KY: and Marty Wooldridge and husband John of Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: Willard Cheatham and Maurice Cheatham of Columbia, KY

  • Two Sisters: Nell Vaughn of Campbellsville, KY and Julia Ann Breeding of Greensburg, KY

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Three step-grandchildren

  • Twenty-one great grandchildren

  • Several nieces, nephews

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by three brother and four sisters: Robert Cheatham, Joe Cheatham and Davis Cheatham, Allene Cox, Rachel Neagle, Nancy Johnson and Frances Callison Parshall.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren Jill and Amanda Blair.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a partner in Cheatham and Wethington agents for Ashland Oil Co. in Columbia, KY, a Medical Technician in U. S. Army during World War II, and a member of VFW Post 6092.

Memorials are suggested to the Sarah Irvin Gardner Fund and may be made at, Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

This story was posted on 2010-07-05 17:10:54
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.