Clarence M Cheesman “Hump”

Clarence M. Cheesman “Hump”, 90, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away October 25, 2020. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on March 19th 1930, to Clarence Ora Cheesman and Anna Flora (Hayes) Cheesman. Clarence entered the United States Army on August 17th 1946 and later received an Honorable Discharge. In the Army, Clarence was a Heavy Machine Operator and helped build airbases in the Pacific Theater.

He was a truck driver for over 44 years and a proud member of the Teamsters Union, working for Eastern Express, Preston, and Campbell 66 Express “Humpin to Please”.

Clarence was a long-time member of Barbour Avenue Methodist Church. He loved listening to Country Music with family and friends, he enjoyed playing cards, watching NASCAR, cheering on the Chicago Bears, and spending time with his dog Zhenia “Baby”. Clarence also held membership in the Coachmen Camper Club.

He is survived by his children Judith K. Cooper (Danny), John M. Cheesman (Sue); Grandchildren Melissa Kirby (Bill), Tammy Shaffer, Danielle Morris, Betty Jo Cooper (Debi), Joseph Cheesman (Brandi), and Cody Cheesman (Lara); Great Grandchildren Bruce Shaffer, Kayla Pruett (Michael), Kelsey DeLoach (Jacob), Ciara Shaffer, Trey Kirby (Dakota), Tressa Morris (Conner), Jakob Reedy, Braxton Morris, Lydia Cheesman, Dakota Cheesman, Ellie Cheesman, Kolton Cheesman, and Rowen Cheesman; Great-Great Grandchildren Conrad Lopardo, Corbin Lopardo, and Beau DeLoach; as well as Brother Junior Cheesman (Frances); Son-in-Law Harold McCullough; and many other loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years Betty Lou Carmichael Cheesman; and Daughter Jane J. McCullough.

In honoring his wishes, cremation was chosen, and on Friday October 30th 2020 a grave side service will take place at Highland Lawn Cemetery and Clarence will be laid to rest next to the Love of his Life. The family has entrusted Greiner Funeral Home with care and arrangements.

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