Robert A. “Bob” Cheadle

March 31, 1930 ‒ February 04, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Robert A. “Bob” Cheadle, age 86, of Sunbury died early Saturday morning, February 4, 2017 at Country-View of Sunbury.

He was born on March 31, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Cecil R. and Roxy V. (Baker) Cheadle.

Bob was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War.  During his time in the Army he became a Master Parachuter, jumping 50 times.

While on leave, he married Mable Wolcott in Westerville on August 6, 1950.  They nearly made it to 55 years together as husband and wife before her passing in 2005.

For 30 years, he owned and operated Cheadle Insurance Agency in Worthington.

Bob was extremely active in the Big Walnut Historical Society.  He was on their board of trustees and acted as a docent.  Most recently taking a group on a tour of the local cemetery placing Flags on the graves of veterans.

He participated in an Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Bob was a skilled woodworker and loved making clocks.

His talent extended far beyond woodworking.  He also played the banjo and harmonica.

Bob was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He and Mable were also members of the Mid-Ohio Winnebago Club, traveling the countryside in their RV.

He was a member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church for over 30 years and member of the Sparrow Lodge, #400 F&A Masons.  He also spent many years on the Porter Township Board of Zoning and Appeals

He will be remembered for his story telling (mostly true), crusty nature, dry sense of humor, and most importantly his love of people.

He will be missed by his children Dan and his wife Mary of Westerville, Sandy Stickney and her husband Dean of LaFollette, Tennessee, Diane Resnik of Granger, Indiana, and Janet Ellison and her husband Darrell of Powell; twelve grandchildren Shannon Burt, Stephanie Hoenie, Heath Stickney, Corie Smetana, Sarah Cheadle, Ryan and Brandon Ellison, Adam Cheadle, Kristin Ellison, and Lucas, Ben, and Joe Resnick; 12 great grandchildren; siblings Howard and his wife Joann of Chillicothe, Jerry and his wife Mary of Newark, and Peggy Cole of Fredericktown.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry St, Sunbury, OH 43074 with Pastor Mike Mack officiating.  Burial with full military honors provided by the Delaware County Veteran’s Association will follow immediately in Sunbury Memorial Park.  Friends may call on the family on Tuesday, from 6-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury and an hour prior to the service at the church.  A Masonic Service will be held on Tuesday at 7:45 PM at the Funeral Home.

The family asks that memorial contributions be directed in Bob’s name to the Big Walnut Historical Society, P.O. Box 362, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. Cheadle’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Bob is remembered as a fine neighbor and a consistently active member of the Big Walnut Historical Society board of trustees and the societies many and diverse activities throughout the community.

    • Thank you, we appreciate it. Thank you for always being there for our family. I personally could not ask for a better Aunt and Uncle. Love You very much. – Bob’s granddaughter

  • Bob and Mabel have been good friends I am sorry for your loss. I especially enjoyed my talks with Bob as late as last week we always seem to hit it off.

    • Ed,
      Thank you for your visits to Dad and for your support through the years for our family.
      We appreciate it very much. It was also good to see you recently at DeVore Snyder calling hours.
      Bless you,
      Sandy & family

  • This breaks my heart. Loved getting to know Bob at the Veterans lunches. I feel like I’ve lost a member of my family. God’s peace to the family. Love to all.

    • Thank you, Donna and ^ Glen. Many fond memories of times together. Remembering our “Sunbury Singers” days; there was no one who loved all our shows any more than my mom and dad.

  • We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers, please except our condolences.

    • Thank you, Carolyn & Don. It is such a comfort to know our friends are supporting us in prayer.
      Love, Sandy

  • Thou I met you once, I felt at home with you. You will be missed by this distance and removed cousin, rest in peace, Bob, rest in peace. To the family, know that he is now at home and we will met him again on that beautiful shore, with our family and our savior. You are in my prayers.

  • Good memories of times spent with the Cheadle family — at home, at church, and especially campfire time thanks to Mr. Cheadle and his banjo. Thinking of the family, and praying for peace and a wonderful celebration of his life.
    My condolences,
    Diana Stickney Garst

  • My thoughts and prayers to the extended families of Bob. He was an awesome person and the world will miss his humor and humanity.Rest in Peace Bob

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family. He will be remembered for his caring heart and kindness.

  • We are sorry for your loss Dan. I know your family will miss your dad. Our thoughts and prayers to your family..

    • Thank you so much Janet and Bill.
      It is at times like these that friends hold each other up. We were blessed to have him for so many years. He will be sadly missed.
      Love, Sandy & Dean