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David B.

Cheadle Jr.

St. Augustine,Fla. - David B. Cheadle Jr., 60, went home to be with the Lord, February 25, 2012 in St. Augustine, Fla.

David was 1970 graduate Lee Edwards High School.

He was a first round draft pick for the NY Yankee's organization in 1970 where he played several years then ended his career with the Atlanta Brave's organization.

After baseball David went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara M. Cheadle.

Surviving are his daughters Hannah M. Cheadle, Amanda L. Cheadle and wife, Lynne P. Cheadle.

He is also survived by his father, David B. Cheadle Sr.; brothers, John Cheadle, Matt Cheadle and wife, Kim, Danny Cheadle and wife, Julie; step-mother, Mary Alice K. Cheadle; step-brothers, Doug Renaker, Dwayne Renaker and wife, Gillian and step-sister, Leslie Tritle and husband, Scott. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday. March 3, 2012 at Crossroads Assembly of God, 20 S. Bearcreek Rd, Asheville at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in honor of David B. Cheadle Jr. to the following for their help and support they gave him in the last year: Baseball Assistance Team, Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Fla, and Good News Church also in St. Augustine, Fla.

Thanks to all our family and friends. Life is precious and as Cheadle always said, "Beee Happy!".


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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 29, 2012.
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February 22, 2019
Chef Dave in Sandbridge. <br />
Thinking of those good times.
Ed and Lisa
Friend
June 4, 2018
one great guy , if he was ur friend it was for life . thanks dave . danny ogle
June 1, 2018
I remember playing baseball against David in High School as I attended Pisgah High School in Canton, NC. He was a tremendous pitcher and I always remember I actually got a hit off a pitcher who went on to play in the big leagues. Great guy and I'm truly sorry to hear of David's passing. It was an honor to have played on the same field with him. Rest in peace...
Tykie Jones
Acquaintance
July 6, 2016
Dave pitching for the Syracuse Chiefs in 1973
marty nave
July 4, 2016
It is the Fourth of July. Sitting out back and thought of you and your family. Enjoyed those many 4th of July vacations in Sandbridge.
Ed and Lisa
July 19, 2015
I just found out that David has passed. I went to Vance Elementary with him and remember him after all these years because of his legendary athletic talent, whichever team picked him for any sport was almost sure to win. More than that though I remember his strong character that was evident even at that early age. I grieve with those who loved him and trust that by now God's comfort has allowed you to be filled with thanks for his life.
Jim Hunter
April 1, 2015
Hot and sunny in Florida today. Just thought of the great times in sunny Sandbridge.
Ed & Lisa
March 22, 2014
Good times made good memories. Spring Training 2014.
Ed and Lisa
November 8, 2013
Mr.Cheadle my brother Tommy Seay played ball with David at Vance school, I remember Tommy had to pitch that night and we had been at grove park inn for my sisters wedding and Tommy and Bobby Mustard drank Champaign, daddy was so mad he took him home and put him in the cold shower! That night he pitched a no hitter and I to this day remember your face! We all thought the world of David and I know he will be missed.
patti seay wood
March 10, 2013
Spring here. Thinking of you! Will see Miami and Boston tomorrow.
Ed and Lisa
September 27, 2012
I was at the game in which Dave made his Major League debut. It was on September 16, 1973, and the Braves were playing the Reds in Cincinnati. I was 9 years old, and it was the first Major League game I ever attended. RIP, Dave.
Keith Norris
September 15, 2012
Rest in peace, David.
Hal Case
July 2, 2012
Goodbye old friend you have gone to soon.
Earle Bass
May 29, 2012
I KNEW DAVE WHEN HE PITCHED FOR THE SYRACUSE CHIEFS FIRST IN 1973 AND AGAIN IN 1975 WHEN HE WAS ON LOAN FROM THE ATLANTA BRAVES.HE PLAYED UNDER CHIEFS MANAGER BOBBY COX.A VERY NICE FELLOW TO TALK TO .MY SYMPATHIES TO DAVE'S FAMILY
MARTY NAVE
April 2, 2012
It has been four decades since I last remember seeing David. My memory tricks me into forgetting all those years and only allows me to remember the fun times during the high school days at Lee Edwards. It is very sad to lose him much too soon. My sympathies to family and friends.
Bill Jackson
March 7, 2012
I have many fond memories of growing up with David in West Asheville. Vance Elementary,Hall Fletcher and Lee Edwards.
Such a great guy! God be with his family.
Melissa Dillingham Pope
March 7, 2012
I was the Yankees PR Director in the 1970s and remember Dave as a hard throwing competitive guy. He was with us in spring training and made a fine impression. So sorry to hear of his passing; condolences to his family. Marty Appel
March 7, 2012
Our prayers and love go out to Dave's family in Asheville and Florida. What a great legacy he left. Rest in peace, my friend.
Mike Harris
March 7, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. I have great memories of going to high school with David.
Wanda Scarborough Hutchins
March 6, 2012
I graduated from Asheville High School with David. Sure I recall David as a great athlete, but I mostly remember him as a very nice person with a great sense of humor - fun to be around. It made me very sad to hear that he had passed. My condolences to the entire Cheadle family.
Leslie Vann
March 6, 2012
Condolences to the family. I played ball with & against David from Little League through Senior Babe Ruth and jr. high & high school. He was always a great guy and competitor. Rest in Peace David.
Eric Barnhardt
March 3, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, during this time. Dave was a great competitor. God speed to all of you. Gary McDonald
March 3, 2012
matthew sorry about your loss hear brother was an avid baseball player and good at it just like you your in my thoughts take care and god bless
stephen bailey
March 3, 2012
Dave and Lynne were our best friends in Sandbridge, and continue to remain so. Our thoughts are with Lynne, Hannah, Mandy and the rest of Dave's family. Our hearts miss you, but the memories of our time together will continue to make us smile.
Ed, Lisa & Matt Gallagher
March 3, 2012
I played Babe Ruth Baseball against Dave @ the old Vance School ball field in West Asheville many years ago and remember him as an outstanding ballplayer as well as a champion Human Being. My prayers go out to his entire family.
Michael Greene
March 3, 2012
Matt & family: sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

The Huskey Family
March 3, 2012
To all in the Cheadle family: We pray for God's indescribable grace for each of you. Dave Sr., you have impacted so many with your life and faith, and we are sure that legacy will continue through those also impacted by Dave Jr. We love you all.
Gary and Tonya Robinson
March 2, 2012
Will be praying for all of Dave's family. I remember playing with Dave and other guys there around Belair, Blue Ridge and Mitchell Avenues back in those good ole days. He was a great guy.
Mike & Linda Young
March 2, 2012
I had been out of direct touch with David for over 40 years but always asked about him through mutual friends. Still, I feel such a strong sense of loss and sadness with his passing.
Clint Eisenhauer
March 2, 2012
I played sports and was friends with David for many years and he was the best. I am sorry to hear this news and my sympathy to all his family.
John Penley
March 2, 2012
Sorry to hear of your loss. My brother, Mardi and Roger Porche, and my sister, Linda Porche, all went to school with David at Lee Edwards (Asheville High).
Deonne Reese
March 2, 2012
I was deeply sadden to learn of the passing of David. I met David my senior year at Asheville High School. David was a great athlete with a wonderful sense of humor and kind ways. My deepest sympathy to his entire family during this difficult time. I will always remember him with fondness as I cheered for him with team spirit.
R. Hope Bates
March 1, 2012
Brother Dave, Im so very sorry for your loss. Iv'e been knowing you for 34years and yet this son was the only one I didn't know.Im praying Our God comforts you,and all your family in the days ahead.I love you . Jan Jones
March 1, 2012
Coach Cheadle & family, my heart goes out to in the home going of David. He was a great athlete & an even better man. I was intimidated to bat against him but I was thrilled that he took time to help encourage those of us who played on your team. Thanks for your family's impact on my life & may God be especially close to you all. Rev. Michael B. Blankenship, Senior Pastor of Summerville, SC Church of the Nazarene. ( 1972 graduate of Asheville Senior High School)
Michael Blankenship
March 1, 2012
TO ALL THE CHEADLE FAMILY,
DAVID WENT TO HIGH-SCHOOL WITH DAVID MYERS, WHO WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF CHEADLE. MYERS WAS THE BOY FRIEND OF MY SISTER MARSHA MORGAN A THAT TIME. THE TWO CAME BY OUR HOUSE ALOT. I WAS ABOUT THE AGE OF 10 OR 11 YEARS OLD. I TOO, WAS A PITCHER PLAYING IN THE 4-A DIVISION. CHEADLE AS WE ALL CALLED HIM SHOWED ME HOW HE THREW HIS CURVE-BALL. I ALSO, WAS A PITCHER. THAT NIGHT I STRUCK-OUT 13 BATTERS. THANKS TO CHEADLE I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT GAME. HE MAY NOT EVEN REMEMBER ME, BUT I NEVER FORGET HIM AND THE CURVE-BALL HE SHOWED ME HOW TO THROW.
MIKE MORGAN
March 1, 2012
A heavy heart today as a classmate passes. What a great guy and such a blessed athelete. Stepping into the batters box against him was intimidating, but sharing classes at AHS was always fun. Such a great guy and my prayers and sympathy go out to his family.
Guy Cipriano
March 1, 2012
DAVID CHEADLE WAS A FRIEND OF DAVID MYERS. DAVID MYERS DATED MY SISTER, (Marsha Morgan).HE PROBABLY WOULDN'T EVEN REMEMBER ME. THE TWO CAME BY MY HOUSE ALOT WHEN I WAS A SMALL BOY PLAYING. I WAS PLAYING IN THE 4-A LEAGUE, ABOUT 10 OR 11 YEARS OLD. I ALSO, WAS A PITCHER AT THAT TIME. I ASK HIM TO SHOW ME HOW HE THREW HIS CURVE BALL. THAT NIGHT I STRUCK-OUT 13 BATTERS. THANK YOU DAVID I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE CURVE-BALL THAT DAVID SHOWED BE HOW TO THROW.
MIKE MORGAN
March 1, 2012
To the Cheadle Family, May God comfort and give you strength during this sad time.
You are in the prayers & thoughts of many! And,we are so very sorry for your loss.
John & Martha Sheppard
March 1, 2012
Mr. Cheadle and Family. I pray that the memory of David's way of enriching the lives of those close to him will give you some measure of comfort during this very difficult time.
John Dusenbury
March 1, 2012
To man that we all Love ,one great baseball player,football and basketball,for Hall Flecther, Asheville high,and one great friend u will be miss but never forgot. Danny Ogle
Danny Ogle
March 1, 2012
Dave, I miss you already. You were a true and dear friend.
Melvin Harrell
March 1, 2012
Mr Cheadle and Family, just a few weeks ago on a trip back home to Asheville, I took my wife and friends around to the baseball fields where I spent a large part of my youth playing Little League through Sr. Babe Ruth Leagues and H.S. ball with and against Dave. Telling them about our games together.
Whether we were teammates or competitors he was always my friend and a true sportsman. I told my friends stories about our baseball experiences that I still hold close. He was a leader and a great example for the younger kids to look up to.
This was an absolute shock to me this morning to read this and my heart goes out to you and the family. May God bless him, you and all the family and friends that feel the pain of this loss of a fine young man.
May GOD bless and comfort you.
Jim Beasley
March 1, 2012
To a good man and friend,God must have needed a good LHP. Treated people the right way, he will be missed with all who new him, God Bless his family, Larry Mccall
March 1, 2012
I have fond memories of David from Vance Elementary, Hall Fletcher Jr. High and Lee Edwards/Asheville High. He was a great guy. My sympathies to his family and his many friends.
Richard Harrison
March 1, 2012
Dave Cheadle SR may GODS blessing be with you and your family in these had times.
Scott/Nancy Carroll
March 1, 2012
To All The Cheadle Family:
I remember the family warmly when I played baseball with you. The days at Vance School fields were some of the best memories I have from my childhood. David was a great athlete from a great family. I am very sorry for your loss.
Bill Parris
Bill Parris
March 1, 2012
I grew up with David going to church with him at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. In fact, his father, Mr. Cheadle, was our Sunday school teacher all through our teenage years. I also went to Asheville High with David and remember him as a great athlete. My prayers are with all the Cheadle family during this most difficult time.
Nancy Barger Phillips
February 29, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cheadle family. David was such a nce guy. He was always friendly to everyone. Growing up with him in West Asheville, Hall Fletcher, and AHS, David was always the same. So sorry for his passing.
Mike Knighten
February 29, 2012
To the Cheadle family go our deepest sympathies. Adrienne has fond memories of David growing up with him in West Asheville and I had the honor of playing ball with and being a friend at Lee Edwards HS.
Gary and Adrienne (Fulmer) Reeves
February 29, 2012
I have fond memories of David from school.. He was such a sweet guy to everyone and a great athlete ...my sympathies to the Cheadle family ..David will forever live in our memories until the day we meet again ....
Susan Stone -Anton
February 29, 2012
I have so many wonderful memories of David from Vance to Hall Fletcher to Lee Edwards and Asheville High and beyond. I will miss him but always remember him as a great friend and a really good guy. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers.
Jon Pierce
February 29, 2012
Dave and Family: We are so sorry to hear about David. Please know our prayers and love are with you during this very difficult time.
Gene and Cynthia Ray
February 29, 2012
I hated to hear Dave. Many years ago I played ball with and against Dave.I am truely sorry for your loss.
Charlie Hyde
February 29, 2012
David was a pleasure to play football with never seen anyone that age throw a base ball like him . He was a person I was proud to have David as a friend> God bless the entire family. Jerry Pressley Fighting Maroon Devil , God speed David. R.I.P. Class of 1969
Jerry Pressley
February 29, 2012
Sorry for Your loss, David will be missed but he lives on in Your Hearts always. God Bless the Cheadle Family.
Brenda Brown Vargas
February 29, 2012
I will really miss David. We had such a blast as kids growing up in West Asheville. He was always a lot of fun to hang with. My deepest sympathy to all his family. David is now on God's Team and no doubt has a no hitter going with that awesome fast ball. We love you David I look forward to throwing ball with you again someday!
Kent Self
February 29, 2012
John Dusenbury
February 29, 2012
Yankee's and Braves, he had to be a great man. Family, sorry for your loss.
Elaine Swayney
February 29, 2012
David was always a good friend and so kind to everyone he met. It was a pleasure to call him my friend. Rejoice with the angels David.
Judy Whitted Buchanan
Judy Buchanan
February 29, 2012
so sorry for your loss, Mr Cheadle. David was a hero of mine, growing up with you guys in Springtime.
Don hickman
February 29, 2012
It was a great honor to play baseball with David and an even greater honor to be his friend. He was the most naturally talented pitcher I have ever seen in baseball. My heart goes out to the Cheadle family and all of David's friends.
David Lawson
February 29, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
KENNETH AND SUSIE HUDGINS & FAMILY
February 29, 2012
To the Cheadle family my deepest sympathies. David was a great athlete and a lot of fun to be around. I have fond memories of him growing up in West Asheville, playing ball and going to school together. He was special.

Ed McGlamery
Ed McGlamery
February 29, 2012
To Dave's Family, God Bless you and we will pray for you. Classmates of Dave and Family Friends.
Minister James & Willie Mae Hammonds Grant
February 29, 2012
Mr. Cheadle I am so sorry for your loss. I remember playing baseball with a lot of good times at Vance School with you Coaching. Ronnie Capps
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