Jimmy LaDon "Lead Player" Cheesman

November 5, 1947 ~ February 26, 2018 (age 70)

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Mr. Jimmy LaDon Cheesman, 70 of Fort Smith, Arkansas formerly of Waldron,Arkansas went to be with his Lord & Savior on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Peachtree Hospice-Fort Smith. Jimmy was born  November 5, 1946 in Waldron, AR to Hazel Montgomery Cheesman and the late Jerry Cheesman.

Jimmy is survived by his mother: Hazel Cheesman of Waldron,AR; Nieces: Lisa Yandell and Kimberly Edwards both of Waldron,AR.; Great-Nephews: Ethan Yandell and Dakota Edwards both of Waldron,AR.; Great Nieces  Sierra Waddle of Yukon, OK, Ashley Solley of Waldron,AR., Jessilyn Roper of Clarksville, AR., DeLani Edwards of Parks, AR., & Delilah Edwards of Fort Smith,AR.. Jimmy also leaves a host of other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father Jerry Cheesman and sister Joanie Brown.

Jimmy was known in the CB radio world as "Lead Player". He enjoyed his radios and made many friends through his hobby. His handle was chosen because his true passion was music. He was a very accomplished guitarist. Jimmy loved playing country and gospel music. He also was an avid animal lover and always had a house and yard full of dogs and cats. Jimmy was a kind-hearted, gentle soul and was greatly loved by his family.

Pallbearers: Mike Yandell, Lenny Bailey, Ethan Yandell, Dakota Edwards, and his nieces Lisa Edwards and Kim Edwards.


Come to me in the silence of the night; Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.

O dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter sweet,
Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,
Where souls brimfull of love abide and meet;
Where thirsting longing eyes
Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more.

Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
My very life again though cold in death:
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low
As long ago, my love, how long ago.

By: Christina Rossetti


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Celebration of Life
March 2, 2018

1:00 PM
Woodlawn Memorial Chapel
4211 State Line Road
Fort Smith, AR 72916


Woodlawn Memorial Chapel
4211 State Line Road
Fort Smith, AR 72916

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