Emory Cheatham Sr was born May 19, 1936 to the late Ocie Cheatham and Ethel Washington in Huttig, Arkansas.
He was a faithful member of New Bethel Baptist Church were he served as a Deacon and a member of the Finance Committee. He worked for J&M Poultry (Con-Agra) for 40 years and CarMart for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife; Robertine Cheatham; four sons, Rev. Charlie Cheatham Sr, Rev Emory Cheatham Jr., Fredrick Cheatham, Scottie Cheatham; one daughter, Gwendolyn Davis; 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.