Died Sunday afternoon July 7, 2019. Dorchester was born November 26, 1939 in Louisville, Kentucky a son of Dorchester and Mary (Ferriell) Cheatham Sr. He was a father, a soldier, a brother, a son and a Papa to two grandchildren; Kendel Cheatham and Lucas Moran. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, James and Marvin; sisters, Beverly Vestal and Kay (Vic) Burdette; and son-in-law, Eric Moran. He is survived by his brother, Donny (Joyce) Cheatham; daughters, Carla Moran and Lisa Cheatham-Ferguson (Randy). A memorial gathering will be held 11:30am to 1:30pm Thursday, September 5th at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 622 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Graveside services will be held 2:30pm Thursday, September 5th in Ft. Custer National Cemetery with full military honors. A luncheon will follow graveside services at the VFW Post #7956 in Augusta, 13549 West M-96. Please visit Dorchester's personalized webpage for directions, online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. https://www.langelands.com.