Funeral services for former Greybull resident Thad Cheatham of Kemmerer were held May 17 at the Kemmerer LDS Stake Center. Thad, 47, died May 12 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near South Pass.
He was born March 30, 1967, in Powell, the son of Clair and Vida Cheatham. He grew up and received his education in Greybull and graduated from Greybull High School where he participated in football, basketball, drama and choir. He was selected to the all-state choir and was a representative to Boys State.
He graduated from Cheyenne Aerotech as an A&P Mechanic and fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a pilot. His line of work allowed him to travel the country. He was considered an expert in his field and often fixed aircraft that others deemed unfixable.
Thad married Susan Wainwright on Nov. 8, 1986, in Kemmerer. They were sealed in the Jordan River LDS Temple on June 24, 1988.
Thad blessed the lives of those around him with his desire to serve and teach others. He was a hard worker and instilled these values in his children of whom he was proud and supportive.
His mother and his grandparents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Susan Cheatham of Kemmerer; three sons and their spouses, Tyler, Michael and Jackson; three daughters, Valerie, Catherine and Holland; his father and step-mother, Clair and Arlene Cheatham; four brothers, Max, Lance, Dan and Eric; two sisters, Ann and Teresa; his mother-in-law, Sandy Wainwright and four grandchildren.
Burial was in the South Lincoln Cemetery in Kemmerer.