Fallen Hero: Lieutenant Colonel (R) Kenneth Dwight Cheatham

Olive Branch, MS

Funeral Home

Memorial Park Funeral Home

5668 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN 38119


Saturday, March 9th, 2:30-3:30 p.m at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery.


Memorial Service, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery.


Kenneth Dwight Cheatham
Birth Date: January 13, 1945Death Date: March 1, 2019

Kenneth Dwight Cheatham, age 74, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away March 1, 2019. He was born January 13, 1945 in Philadelphia, MS to Thomas Randolph Cheatham and Odie Zell Clark Cheatham.
He attended Mississippi State University where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Banking and Finance. He spent the early years of his career working at US Electrical Motors. He eventually decided to take a full time position with the Mississippi Army National Guard where he served as Battalion Commander of the 298th Maintenance Battalion, Philadelphia, MS and also worked full-time as the 298th Maintenance Battalion Administration Officer. He loved serving his country and was a leader and inspiration to his colleagues. Dwight retired with full honors as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1998 receiving numerous medals/ awards during his career. After retiring from the military in 1998, Dwight and Dianne moved to Olive Branch, Mississippi where he worked the next 15 years for MCR Safety.
When not working, Dwight could be found in his yard on his John Deer mower and tending to his flower beds or small garden. He also had a love for the beach and the ocean and was a huge fan of all Mississippi State athletics. Dwight was one of a kind. He was a husband, father, poppie and friend that will be dearly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
Dwight is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dianne Cheatham of Olive Branch, MS; his daughter, Dana Henry (Joel) and their children, Erin Ashley, and Megan Henry of Germantown, TN; his son, Dustin Cheatham (Hope) and their children, Thomas and Caroline Cheatham of Philadelphia, MS; and his brother, Randy Cheatham of Philadelphia, MS.
The family will receive friends and family from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and a memorial service will follow at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119 (901) 767-8930. “A Fitting Farewell for Everyone”.