Ezzard Cheatom, age 63, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 surrounded by family. He was born August 20, 1950 to Napoleon and Ann (Adams) Cheatom in Alabama. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War
. He was an International Mason #76 for 20 years. Ezzard worked for the VA Medical Center where he retired in 2003.
He is survived by his loving wife, Victoria of 21 years; sons, E.J. Cheatom, Jr., Eric Cheatom, Edward (Jennifer) Cheatom; brothers, Evans Cheatom and Napoleon Cheatom; step-children, Gilbert Tudon, Jr., Mario Tudon, Jose Tudon, Maritina Tudon; special grand baby, Vicky Tudon. He was preceded in death by brothers, Erwin, Douglas and Flip.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 6, 2013 from 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. at Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. Funeral services will follow at 3:00pm. Interment of ashes will take place at a later date. Friends may send condolences or share a memory at baxterfuneral.com
. Arrangements by Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. (269)788-9800