Robert Cheli


RINGGOLD Robert Frank Cheli, 76, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. He was born in Oakland, Calif., to the late Fred and Anne Cheli. He served as a M.P. in the United States Air Force Reserve and later retired from Lucky Stores after 45 years of service as a Meat Cutter. Bob attended Covenant Life Worship in Chickamauga, Georgia.He was also preceded in death by his wife Joan Karen Cheli.Survivors include his wife, Betty Dalpez-Cheli, of California; Children, Debi Best, Kathi Pelton both of California, Bob Cheli of LaFayette; brothers, Ron Cheli of California, Frank Cheli of Indiana; grandchildren, Aschlyn, Cassidy, Desiree, Corey, Amy, Jonathan, Jon, Cynthia, great grandchildren, Hayden and Camryn.The family will receive friends from 4 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes in Ringgold, Ga. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, in the Chapel of the Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes in Ringgold, Georgia with Pastors Bob Cheli and Jamie Chant officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes LaFayette Chapel. Online guestbook available at

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