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Landon Scott “Buddy” Cheatham

Landon Scott “Buddy” Cheatham

February 7, 1978 - October 5, 2019     Age: 41

Landon Scott “Buddy” Cheatham 41, of Fernandina Beach Florida passed away at Baptist Medical Center Nassau on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

On Tuesday February 7, 1978 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda Maryland Landon Scott Cheatham was born to Mr. Leon Scott Cheatham and the late Mrs. Jennie Maybell Cheatham.  After a 3 month stay in the NICU London’s father gave him a name that would stick with him forever and it was Buddy.

Buddy was born into a military family where moving was a normal part of life, but in 1990 his family and himself moved to Fernandina Beach, a place where he would call home for the rest of his adult life. Upon coming to Fernandina Buddy would attend Middle school and finally graduate from Fernandina Beach High Class of 1996. During his school career Buddy made many friends that would follow him throughout his adult life.

After graduation Buddy found a love of painting and construction work in which he did for a living. Buddy was also a member of the Dune Buggy Brothers. It is said that Buddy was never able to really sit still so he was involved in many other activities that he loved such as riding 4 wheelers, fishing, skateboarding and among many other things playing his PlayStation.  

Buddy the once little boy his parents treasured was now becoming a man they will always be proud of. He was a very unique person and even after being sick and going thru the loss of his mother Jennie he was still able to see the bright side of everything. 

In June of 2018 His bright personality attracted the Love of his life Rachel Dufrsne. Knowing that he had found the one he wanted to spend the rest of his life with, Buddy went to his sister to tell her he would be asking Rachel to marry him. Unfortunately his time had come to an end, never having the chance to propose. Never having the chance to wed, he leaves not a widow but the love of his life whose heart he has marked with an unchanging love and left her with precious memories that will never fade.

Buddy also leaves behind a loving father, Mr. Leon Scott Cheatham, whose unending love for him reaches beyond his absences, his sister, Cristal Lea Nash and husband Don, whom he loved and cherished and leaves with fond memories of their childhood together.  He leaves a very special step-mother Mrs. Kay Cheatham who cared deeply for him as he did for her and was there for him as much as any mother could ever be.  He leaves 2 Nieces: Elizabeth Newcomb and husband Eric, and Victoria Smith and her husband Clay as well as two Nephews: Daniel Nash and Aric Nash. Buddy also leaves behind his 4 legged best friend and companion Jefry along with a host of other friends and family.

Services to commemorate Buddy will be held on Wednesday October 9th at 5:00 pm in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.

His family will receive friends at 4:00 pm until the hour of service.

 

19 Condolences

  • Michael Shores Posted October 7, 2019 2:54 pm

    I Love You Buddy.

  • Nancy Bettis Posted October 7, 2019 3:43 pm

    Much love forever!!!! ♥️

  • David Jack Posted October 7, 2019 7:53 pm

    Sorry to hear of this loss. I didn’t know Buddy well, but I wish all involved peace in this time of grief.

  • Terrie Worthing Posted October 7, 2019 8:34 pm

    I am very sad to hear about your brother Buddy .

  • Russell Wickless Posted October 7, 2019 9:30 pm

    Love you Buddy, you will always have a place in my heart.

  • Lisa Boris Posted October 7, 2019 11:10 pm

    Gone way too soon, Cancer Sucks and has effected to many wonderful people. I will always remember your Great Spirit and loving personality! Love Always ❤

  • Jack and Judi Marchesano Posted October 8, 2019 8:15 am

    Jackie and I are so very sorry for your family’s loss. God Bless.

  • Michael and Nancy Shores Posted October 8, 2019 11:26 am

    Buddy, we miss you terribly. Through the years we always considered you our fourth son. As we recall your conversations with us about the loss of your mother and your beloved Buster, the sibling to our Indy, we rejoice in knowing that you are with them now, where there is no pain, no stress, no sorrow. We’ll forever preserve our memories of you and your zest for life. Rest in peace, our dear Buddy.

  • LeAnn Davis Posted October 8, 2019 11:26 am

    To the friends and family. Buddy was awesome. I remember him as a little boy coming the the beauty shop his mom owned. Rest In Peace Buddy. Say Hi to your mom for me. Love and prayers to all

  • Gary and Pat Money Posted October 8, 2019 12:37 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss! Buddy was a wonderful guy!

  • Kay Whelchel Posted October 8, 2019 1:03 pm

    my Condolences to the family and dear friends Buddy’ heart touched. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Stephanie Posted October 8, 2019 1:18 pm

    I have so many special memories of is growing up together. A lot of them involved us getting our butts whooped when Mom and Scott got home after work and saw the destruction we made while they were at work. You were such a sweet brother to me and a wonderful Uncle to my boys. They looked up to you and we will always cherish the memories. I wish we had been closer in our adult lives. That’s my fault. I love you Bud. Love Stef

  • Debbie Hirst Posted October 8, 2019 5:38 pm

    You became my Friend – My Muffin from the first time I met you. You got me a job and we worked like we had always worked together. You made me smile everyday and often melted my heart with your kindness. I’m going to miss you; but WHAT an ANGEL you Must be now!!!

  • Lyndsey Longton Posted October 8, 2019 7:11 pm

    Buddy, I will treasure all the times we’ve shared together. You were always a great friend to me and my family!! I will love and miss you always! 💕 I’m grateful I got to spend time with you last year while visiting Florida!!

  • Faith Andreasen Posted October 8, 2019 7:35 pm

    You will forever be in my heart and thoughts….you are missed greatly my dear friend.

  • Guinevere Posted October 8, 2019 10:02 pm

    I love you, Buddy! You were one of the great ones! I can’t think of a kinder soul that just wanted to listen to good music and smile. You will be missed!

  • Kristy Lockwood Posted October 8, 2019 11:10 pm

    Buddy you were definately one of a kind and will be greatly missed! I hope your dancing up in heaven. So many wonderful memories! ❤

  • Elaine Posted October 9, 2019 10:37 am

    Buddy, your eagerness to live life to the fullest will always be what I remember. Your heart big and full of all the love you have to anyone who needed it. There was always a smile on your face and it was infectious. I love you, always have, even though we grew apart thought he years, family is always family. Live free Cuz. Let those wings spread and hug and kiss your mom for me. Live the hippy life.

  • Joey Carito Posted October 10, 2019 9:40 pm

    I’m glad I got a chance to sit with you at Moon River that one time. I miss you very much and I’ll never forget what you have done for me in the past. You will be forever missed and never forgotten. Heart and Prayers to your family and loved ones.

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