RUSSELLVILLE – Jeff P. Cheatham Jr., 81, of Russellville, died Feb. 19 at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 15, 1932, in Memphis, Tenn., to J. P. Cheatham Sr., and Olga Mae Hathcock Cheatham.
Throughout the years, he served as pastor of multiple Arkansas Baptist churches. In addition, he served as associational missionary for Arkansas River Valley Baptist Association for about 12 years and as second vice president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC). He also served on the ABSC Executive Board, the board of directors for the Arkansas Baptist News and the executive board of trustees for the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries. He was an industrial chaplain with Valmac Industries in Russellville. In addition to his service to Arkansas Baptists, he served as pastor in Iredell, Texas, and Thayer, Mo.