Cecil Carlyle “Sam” Cheever, 83, of Eau Claire, Wis., passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire.
Cecil was born on March 6, 1930, to Samuel and Delia (LeTourneau) Cheever in Jim Falls, Wis. He was the owner and operator of Indianhead Electronics Supply and Belfry House of Gifts. Cecil was also a member of the 508 Airborne in Fort Benning.
Cecil is survived by his five children, Vickie Goode, Dr. Bryan (Becky) Cheever, Kevin Cheever, Dennis Cheever, Tim (Barbara) Cheever; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Eva; four brothers, Larry, Warren, Vern and Alvin; his life companion, Judy Erickson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mildred and Bernice; a brother, Leonard.
A memorial service is Monday at 11 a.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 1516 Birch St., with the Rev. Sandee Kosmo officiating and assisted by the Rev. Tim Bush.
Private burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel and again on Monday one hour before the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Francis Food Pantry, 1221 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire, WI; or the Eau Claire County Humane Association, 3900 Old Town Hall Road, Eau Claire, WI.
Smith Funeral Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
This announcement is a courtesy of Love Funeral Home.