St George UT- Leonard T Cheeseman born in Queens New York, March 29, 1953 to James and Doris Cheeseman. He was raised in Elkton, Maryland. He enlisted at age 18 in the Marine Corps, from 1972-1974 where he served in Vietnam. He continued to serve and supported his country for many years after his tour of duty. He married Patti Van Lill in June of 1979. They had Jeff Cheeseman their only child and such a blessing in their life. Later he divorced and married Debi Reed, September 14, 1996.
His passion was music, boating, shooting guns, archaeology, hiking through the woods, civil war, and all history. He loved the Marine Corps and all other service branches of the military and was a patriot to the core. He was driven by a love for and desire to serve his country, and all it stands for. He was industrious and ambitious in his work.
He was the owner of Brookside Shoe Repair for many years. He blessed so many with his talent and expertise in helping people walk with ease and without pain. He was an expert in prescription orthopedic shoe modifications. He was good at everything he set his mind too.
He had a love for rabbits and especially his dog. He battled Lymphoma and beat it. Then Melanoma and beat it. They moved from Maryland to St George, Utah in August of 2014 to explore the West. Seeing this beautiful county and all it has to offer. Recently he battled Leukemia like a champ. He met his enemy and faced it like a Marine. Never giving up, fighting til the end. He was loved and will be missed by all his family and his friends. He was encircled by his loving wife Debi to the end as he passed in their home Tuesday November 27, 2018.
He was proceeded in death by his Father, James Cheeseman and his sister, Peggy Brown. He is survived by His loving wife Debi (Reed) Cheeseman, His mother, Doris Cheeseman and his son, Jeffrey Cheeseman. And a best friend you could ever ask for, Gary Ortega.
A special thanks to Dr Te and all his staff, and the bone marrow transplant team at Huntsman Cancer Hospital.
Services will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary 110 S Bluff Street St George, Utah Friday Nov 30, 2018 2:30-3:30. Graveside 4-4:30. At Tonaquint Cemetery 1777 South Dixie Drive St George UT.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.