Columbus C. Cheadle, Jr., known to many as “Jr”, left his ancestral farm Cheadle for his home in paradise on 7.12.22. He was born in 1938 to Columbus C. Cheadle, Sr, and Marie (Wolfe) Cheadle. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 55 years, Wilda (Johnson) Cheadle and by two grandsons, Jason and Kyle Wilson. He is survived by one daughter, Barbi Cheadle; one son, Tim Cheadle; one daughter-in-law, Earline Arnott; and a stepson Kenneth Wilson; four grandchildren, Adrianja (Noah) Albrecht, Caleb Cheadle, Sasha (Josh) Lee and Chad (Bridget) Wilson; and four great-grandchildren, Kylin, Parker and Avery Lee and Bristol Wilson; 8 cows and his faithful dog, Hank. In addition to being a caring and involved father and grandfather, Jr. was a man of service to his country and his community. During the Vietnam War, he served in the United States in the Army’s 123rd Maintenance Division. After being honorably discharged, he continued as a mechanic building a garage on the family farm and starting his own small business, Cheadle’s Garage, until his retirement. “because computers have taken over”. He was widely known in the area as a capable and intelligent mechanic who was honest, reliable and fair in everything he did. Jr. also served his community as an elected Windsor Township Administrator for over thirty years. His service didn’t end there, he was an active member of his church as an usher, Sunday school superintendent, and board member. Jr. has shared the richness of his gardens, and sometimes his wildlife, with his community. Many also appreciated his generous sense of humor and general bad mood. He cared deeply and will be sorely missed! Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Matheney Funeral Home in McConnelsville from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. St. in Parkersburg with a 1-hour tour before service. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery near Stockport. To send a note of condolence to the family, go to www.matheneyfh.com.