Robert (Bob) Alan Cheatle, 67, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
He was born in St. Marys on April 3, 1945, son of the late Vernon Jerome Cheatle and Ann Matilda (Young) Cheatle.
Mr. Cheatle attended St. Marys Catholic and public schools until his early enlistment in the U.S. Navy at 17 years of age. He was first stationed near Bremerton, Wash., then sent to Port Chicago, Calif., where he was assigned to the USS Rainier, an ammunition ship. This ship was deployed off the coast of Vietnam to offload bombs and other ammunition to supply the war needs. Many times the offloading was done in choppy, stormy weather which could be hazardous to crew and ship.
Bob met Reesa, his future wife, in a town near the base. He and his Navy buddies were welcomed at her parent's home and Bob and Reesa soon fell in love and were married on Aug. 5, 1964.
After his Navy, career Bob and his family settled in Antioch, Calif., where he was employed with Safeway Stores until his retirement in 1999. In 2004, Bob and Reesa moved to Oklahoma City, Okla.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kelly Muir and her husband, Clark of Antioch, Calif., granddaughters Sara and Betheny Muir, and a great-granddaughter, Emily Gomez; a son, Mark Cheatle of Antioch, Calif., and his children Cameron and Kayla Cheatle, who reside is Missouri; a son, Chad and his wife Kelli and their sons, Brandon Cheatle, who is stationed on an aircraft carrier in California, and Nathaniel and Arik Cheatle of Oklahoma City; brothers Tom Cheatle (Katie) of Wheatland, Calif., Gary Cheatle of San Franciso, Calif., Timothy (Toni) Cheatle of St. Marys, Daniel (Denise) Cheatle of St. Marys, Alan Cheatle of Singapore and David (Dawn) Cheatle of St. Marys; and sisters Mariann (Robert) Dick of Perryopolis, Pa. and Judy (Jeff) Windle of Colorado Springs, Co.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Vernon "Vernie" Jr. and William (Bill).
No services for Robert Alan Cheatle are planned in Oklahoma City. A memorial service will be held in California at a later date to be specified. Condolences may be sent to: Cheatle Family, 2609 S.N. 120th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73170-4735.