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Cheshier, Donald G.

February 11, 2047 –
 September 30, 2013


Donald Gene Cheshier, 66, of Duncanville, Texas passed away on September 30, 2013. Donald was an expert mechanic and mathematician that excelled in everything he did and he enjoyed horse racing and working on farm equipment. Since 1971 he has been “Father of the Year. Donald is survived by his wife, Diane Cheshier; daughter, Dionne Cheshier; son, Dax Cheshier; grandchildren, James, Jacob, Joey, Tori and Shelby. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Saint Andrews Anglican Church, 727 Hill Street, Grand Prairie, Texas with a reception to follow. Please send the family condolences and sign the guest book on this site. Arrangements are under the direction of Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home, 1820 N Belt Line Road, Irving, Texas 75061, 972 607.4400

    Matthew Connell
    2 Oct 2013


    You have my sincerest sympathy. I remember when you introduced him to all of us at the Joplin DRC and how the two of you interacted, you were adorable, it is something I will not forget. God be with you.

    2 Oct 2013

    We were so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Please know that Danny & I are praying for you and your family. May you find some comfort in knowing you have friends that care.

    Corey D. Williams
    2 Oct 2013

    I am so sorry for your loss Diane. I will be praying for you and your family.

    Beth Davis
    2 Oct 2013

    Diane, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your many friends are thinking of you and praying that you may find peace.

    Carolyn Brown
    2 Oct 2013

    Diane, I am so sorry to hear about the lose of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless you.

    Tanjie Smith
    2 Oct 2013

    My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Joe Foglia
    2 Oct 2013

    Diane- sorry to learn of Donald’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    Tam K. Le
    2 Oct 2013


    My heart and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

    Zeruah Melecio
    2 Oct 2013

    My prayers are with you and family.
    I know you loved your husband so much.

    Polly Bethany
    2 Oct 2013

    Dear Diane,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your husbands death. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    John Leon
    2 Oct 2013

    Diane- met you in New Orleans having dinner with Cecelia. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. John Leon

    Dr Linda Honeycutt
    2 Oct 2013

    Praying _()_ for you and your family.

    JoAnne Worley
    2 Oct 2013

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family. JoAnne Worley in Portland, Oregon

    Betty Daggett
    2 Oct 2013

    Diane and Family,

    So sorry for your great loss. May you find comfort in all of the good memories you shared. My prayers are with you all.

    Betty Daggett

    Debbie Gafford
    2 Oct 2013

    Dear Diane,
    I just want you to know that I am sorry for the loss of your husband, Donald. Just remember you are in the thoughts and prayers of us all.

    Sharon Stephens
    2 Oct 2013

    Diane, sincere condolences to you and your family. Praying you have peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

    Long Huynh
    2 Oct 2013

    My sincere prayers to you and your family during this down time.

    Sharon Stephens
    3 Oct 2013

    Diane, praying you and your family have peace and be comforted as you remember your loved one. Sincere condolences extended.

    Paula Carpenter
    3 Oct 2013


    Please know you are in our thoughts. He will truly be missed by our family!

    Paul, Bobbie, Rhonda, Doyle, Taylor and Paula

    Mike and Sheila Thompson
    3 Oct 2013

    Dionne, My heart goes out to you. I know your Dad will be greatly missed by your Mom, you and the boys. Hugs and blessings to all during this sad time.

    Alvy's Logistics
    3 Oct 2013

    We want to send our sincere condolences to your family. Dionne works with our company and we have grown to love her and her sons. We shall pray for your family.

    Ruth Sterling
    3 Oct 2013

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you remember the happy times you shared with your husband and the family during this stressful time.

    Stan Dougherty
    3 Oct 2013

    I will miss my brother in law very much. He was always there for me and my family. We enjoyed all the good times raising our kids and sharing holiday meals.
    Although he has been feeling bad for the past several years he never complained and never slowed down.
    God bless him.

    Kristin Dougherty
    3 Oct 2013

    I am one of Don’s nieces Kristin, and I will always miss, how he called me babe. He was like a second dad to me. God be with him and his family, through this hard time. He was my favorite uncle.

    3 Oct 2013

    Diane, Dionne & Dax,
    We will truly miss our dear friend, Don. He loved to talk about all the great horses he used to own and run on the race tracks. He was also Brad’s go to person for anything mechanical. And he enjoyed talking about his beautiful children and grandchildren. And he so loved his beautiful wife of 46 years. So glad we got to share a lovely weekend with him just a few weeks ago. He was so full of life and such a caring individual. Brad & I will keep his memory alive in our hearts forever. Much love & hugs to the family at this difficult time.

    Kevin Dougherty (son of Archie)
    3 Oct 2013

    I remember Uncle Don from when I was a boy I remember him being very quite and easy going I remember holiday meals at their house and we played pool and other games Uncle don you will be missed, love and thoughts with the family.

    Maggie DuClos
    4 Oct 2013

    Diane, I was so saddened for you when I heard of your husband’s passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Maggie

    Sheena Snow
    5 Oct 2013

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember all the times you talked about him and it was always with love and respect. He helped raise a good man and I know he was very proud of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love you my friend.
    Sheena Snow

    Johnny and Carol Thornton
    6 Oct 2013

    In loving memory of Don. Our prayers for the peace that only God can supply through His Holy Spirit. The memories could fill a book that could be called “OUR LIVES TOGETHER”. Love ya’ll

    Barney Thames
    6 Oct 2013

    Dear Diane; While you are going through this sorrowful time please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. GOD bless you and your family. Barney Thames

    Brad Armstrong
    6 Oct 2013


    I’m sadden by the loss of your Dad. I know what a great impact he made in your life and how important he was to you. Should any of your family need a hand, please do not hesitate to ask.


    Jean Reinhardt
    7 Oct 2013

    Diane and family: My love and prayers to all of you. Don was a friend of 48 years, reception host at wedding. May he rest in peace.

    Sheila Williams
    7 Oct 2013

    Dax, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I remember meeting your dad. He came out to visit us one day in Bedford. He could only speak about how proud he was of his son. I am glad I had the opprtunity to meet the father of such an amazing person. I saw that day why you are the person you are today. May god bless you and your family.
    Love you dear friend,
    Sheila Williams

    Anniece McKanna
    8 Oct 2013

    Dear Diane and family,
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God keep you in His arms and ever remind you of the good times you had.

    Keith Renfro
    8 Oct 2013

    So sad to hear of Don passing, I worked for him several years at Murdock. He was a great boss and I enjoyed working for him. Sending prayers of comformt to your family.

    Larry & Becky Amy
    8 Oct 2013

    We have often thought of Don and his family. Don helped me get a job at Murdock and was grateful for his friendship.
    Diane you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa & Brad Thornton
    8 Oct 2013

    So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for comfort during this time for the whole family.

    Vicky Norton
    9 Oct 2013

    Diane, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sheila Clark
    9 Oct 2013

    Diane, so sorry for your loss.

    Shannon Sigle Griffin
    9 Oct 2013

    I have so many wonderful memories of you all. Please know that I have you in my prayers. I miss and love you all.

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