In Memory

Mike Cheaves

Mike Cheaves

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09/23/17 12:57 PM #1    

Deveron Martin

A Good Fellow that will be Missed,RIP,Mike.

09/23/17 01:19 PM #2    

Dennis Masters

Enjoyed Mike's last visit, talked about his mom, his years in Law Enforcement and his love of horses. It was a good visit with a old friend, He will be missed.

09/23/17 01:20 PM #3    

Michael Thomas

Had many laughs with Mike in the school band. He played the tuba - the biggest instrument in the band. The biggest guy, with the biggest heart, playing the biggest instrument. Enjoy the new and wonderful place you're in now Mike! We'll laugh again!

09/26/17 06:48 PM #4    

Al Hallonquist

I went up and helped officiate Mike's funeral in Tennessee.  Here are some photo's from the event.  You may or may not know, but in addition to his career in Law Enforcement, retiring from both the St. Lucie County heriff's Office and Knox County (TN) Sheriff's Office, Mike was also very involved as a Civil War re-enactor.  He had at least 50+ re-enactors from all over the US attend the funeral, the respect and love for him was heartfelt.  


His funeral consisted of an Honor Guard from the Knox County Sheriff's Office, and the re-enactors gave a very professional military style funeral.  

The one picture show Mikes horse which accompanied the casket from his house to the burial site on his property.  In military tradition the sadlle of course was empty, and his boots in the stirrups facing backwards.

After the funeral his saddle was made into a display with his sash from his dress uniform, and the flag presented to his daughter Sarah by the Knox SO.  This display is in his front room.

The last photo is his resting spot (where the flowers are) and the view of where his house is, and the lake behind his property. 



09/27/17 07:58 AM #5    

Warren Lewis

Now that's going out with class!

09/29/17 09:28 AM #6    

Dana Haselgrove

Remembering the times that Mike carrried that big tuba around.  He was truely funny and a joy to be around.   It is obvious from the pictures that he had an impact on many lives.  R.I.P. Mike, you will be missed!! 

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