Wayne Leroy Cheshire
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Wayne Leroy Cheshire
  • July 28, 1942 - September 15, 2011
  • Prineville, Oregon

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Wayne L. Cheshire "Papa" 69, of Prineville, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011, while vacationing in Bandon with his family.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Grace Baptist Church on 2nd Street in Prineville at 3:00 p.m. Pastor John Campione will officiate.

Wayne was born on July 28, 1942 in Eugene, Oregon to Albert & Esther (Neilsen) Cheshire.

He was raised and educated in Springfield, Oregon and graduated from Springfield Senior High School in 1961.

Wayne married Sharon (Carter ) Roberts on August 13, 1989 in Prineville, Oregon.

Following a long career with Les Schwab, he retired in 2008.

Wayne was a proud family man and enjoyed spending time with his many grandchildren. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting and exploring old homesteads as inspiration for his many award winning oil paintings. Wayne had a knack for fixing anything and enjoyed many hobbies.

Anyone that knew Wayne knew of him as being a warm-hearted, giving man with a wonderful sense of humor to the extent of humoring himself. He will be loved and missed greatly by all of his family and friends.

Wayne is survived by his wife Sharon Cheshire,
Daughters; Tammy McAlister and Kris Butler of a previous marriage to Carolee Clark,
Daughters Tana Allori, Trina Fell and Tara Davis,
Brother, Jerry Cheshire,
Sister, Marilyn Gotter,
16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He's preceded in death by his parents and grandson Justin Butler (2009).

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.
Please visit www.PrinevilleFuneralHome.com to share your memories or express your condolences by signing the on-line Guest Book.