Obituary: James Cheville


A funeral service for James W. “Jim” Cheville, 68, of Davenport, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 (today), in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation was Tuesday, May 28, from 4-7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Mr. Cheville died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.

James Cheville was born Aug. 12, 1950, in Ames, the son of Kenneth and Lois (Gibbs) Cheville.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He married Norma Meador on June 19, 1981, in Rock Island. She died Feb. 7, 2014.

He worked as an operating engineer in construction prior to his retirement.

He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers #150.

His hobbies were fishing, gardening, and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include his children, Tonya (Jason) Strong, Terri Cheville, and Randy (Jennifer) Meador; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

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