Col. Michael G. Cheston

Published 2:39 pm Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Col. Michael G. Cheston, USMC, Ret. died on Thursday, July 29, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 9, 1953 in Aarhus. Denmark to Elliott Burwell Cheston and Anne Robinson Cheston. His career centered around aviation, security and the US Marine Corps (28 years). In retirement he volunteered his talent as a private pilot with the Winston Salem Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol and his security expertise with Crisis Consulting International.

Survivors: his wife of 32 years, Laurie Wesely; 2 sons, Ken Cheston and Geoff Cheston (Kristina); a sister, Sandy Doyle (Pat); a brother, Randy Cheston (Janice) and “arctic buddy”, Dan Lund (Denise).

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Clemmons Presbyterian Church by the  Rev. Jodi Lingan.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Col. Cheston will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. at a later date.

Memorials: Mercy Ships, PO Box 1930, Lindale, TX 75771.