Don Cheairs, MSgt USAF (Ret)

Cheairs, Don R. MSgt USAF (Ret)


July 28, 1946 –  February 13, 2018

Age 71

Preceded in death by parents Alpha & Rowena Cheairs; seven siblings.

Survived by wife of 38 years Barbara; children: Donya Smith, John Cheairs, Kenneth Cheairs (Laura),

Theresa Cotty (Jorge), Lyle Cheairs (Marina), Kevin Cheairs, Kathryn Cheairs; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; siblings: Sue Hammons (John), Karolyn Prado, Linda Schwemmers (Leroy), Jeff Cheairs, Joy Cheairs, Kathy Cheairs; many other loving relatives & friends.

Visitation Monday, February 19 from 5-7 pm with Wake Service at 7 pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 20 at 11am at St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church, Bellevue

Interment  Omaha National Cemetery

Military Honors Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard


  • Linda Schwemmer Posted February 15, 2018 3:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Barb, Kenny, Lyle, Theresa, Kevin and Katy. I miss you big brother but I know we will see each other again. My love to you.

  • Julia Madsen Posted February 15, 2018 9:30 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Cindy Harriman Posted February 16, 2018 12:07 am

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I never had the pleasure of knowing this man but from the many facebook posts shared by family I can see that he was one amazing Dad and Grandfather. Hugs thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Linda Smith Posted February 16, 2018 3:21 pm

    So sad . to hear about Don’s passing. He always made my day with a good joke or witty resopnses. As he put it..we were loafers for the government. My deepest sympathy and prayers for the family.

  • Dave Carter Posted February 16, 2018 5:31 pm

    Condolences to the family. Uncle Don will miss you, love Dave

  • Debbie Washington Harper Posted February 17, 2018 3:03 am

    Don & I were great friends. He last words to me was I love u. Don was an exceptional man & young guy. I will miss him. I’m so sorry for ur lost.

  • Jim Harrison Posted February 17, 2018 10:23 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing; he was a true friend and a great classmate of ours. We stayed in contact for many years and he always made me smile. Our lives will not be the same with him gone.
    My prayers are with you all.

  • Janita Cheairs Coleman Posted February 24, 2018 3:55 am

    RIP Don, my love, hugs, & prayers goes out to all your family & friends.

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