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Carl CHEESMAN Jr. Obituary
CHEESMAN, Jr., Carl 83 years old, US Navy Retired CPO, went to be with his Lord February 13, 2018. He was born on January 20, 1935 in Middletown, Ohio to Birdie and Carl Cheesman, Sr. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his two brothers James and Jerry Cheesman. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy Brown Cheesman of the home, son James (Jimmy) D. Cheesman and wife Barbara of Hampstead, NC, two grandsons; Peyton and Landon Cheesman of Hampstead, NC, two sisters; Jeanie Grosa (Lonnie) and Bonnie Morton, two brothers; Donald Cheesman (Linda) and Billy Cheesman, and several nieces and nephews. Carl proudly served in the US Navy. Chief Petty Officer, USN 1953-1973, NAM, NGCM (4) PUC, KSM, KWR, VIE, CWR, MI. He served on USS Saratoga, USS Intrepid, and USS Forrestal as an Aviation Ordnanceman. After retirement, Carl was a devoted scoutmaster with Boy Scouts of America troop 758. Many of his scouts stayed in contact with him throughout the years. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home from 1pm-3pm Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA at a later date. Carl loved his family and enjoyed his retirement by traveling with his wife and grandson, Peyton to all 50 states. When grandson Landon arrived, he was ready to start traveling the 50 states with him. Memories may be shared online at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com
Published in Journal-News on Feb. 17, 2018
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