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Owen P. Cheatham, 93, Green Co., KY native (1928-2021)

Owen P. Cheatham of Indianapolis passed away on November 3, 2021. He was 93 years old.

Funeral Services will be held at 6pmCT on Friday, November 5, 2021, in First Baptist Church of North Indianapolis, 880 West 28th Street, Indianapolis, IN, with calling from 3pmCT.

Committal & Burial will be at 10amCT on November 6, 2021, in Lincoln Memory Gardens, 6851 Indianapolis Road, Whitestown, IN.

With heavy hearts, our family shares the news of the passing of our Patriarch, Owen P. Cheatham.

Throughout his glorious life of 93 years and marriage of 70 years, there are many throughout the community who got to know him as a God-loving man, great husband, father, grandfather, co-worker and friend.

His church life and church family (First Baptist, North Indianapolis) was dear to his heart, and he was a long-time Deacon and leader.

As the long-time co-owner of Cheatham & Moore Barber Shop, he gave many first haircuts, last haircuts, grad haircuts and even nursing home haircuts. The barber shop hosted a diverse group of clients from all walks of life...with spirit, comedy, sincerity and unlimited topics of, sports, politics and human relationships!

He was also extremely dedicated to Southern Cross Masonic Lodge. The Prayers and well wishes from so many over the past few months are greatly appreciated. His endearing Faith, Positivity and kind spirit will endure with us and be memorable always.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents, William Martin Cheatham & Myrtie Elliott Cheatham and his brother, James (Bill) Cheatham; Also, his sisters Maxine Cheatham Lasley and Frances Cheatham Buckner.

Survivors are his wife of 70 years, Ernestine Cowherd Cheatham; sister, Irene "Dimple" Burks (St Louis, MO); son, Eric Cheatham (Charlene); daughters, Anita Nibbs (Robert II) and Lisa Hayes (Elder Eric Sr.); 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and his barbershop, church and community family, his nephew: Jerry and Mary Cowherd of Greensburg and several other nephews and nieces.

Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences at Mr. Cheatham was also a longtime employee of the Craig & Glazebrooks Funeral Service, who has been entrusted with his final arrangements.

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Owen P. Cheatham, 93, Green Co., KY native (1928-2021)

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