Life Story for
Kenneth "Sonny" Chatham Jr.
Mr. Kenneth D. "Sonny" Chatham, Jr., age 86, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 4, 1932, in Jefferson County, Indiana, the son of the late, Kenneth Chatham, Sr. and Edna G. (Moore) Chatham. He was raised in Jefferson County, Indiana where he attended Central High School. Sonny was inducted into the Army National Guard of Indiana on March 15, 1949 to November 5, 1957. Sonny was united in marriage to Ruth Evelyn Leach and to this union arrived a daughter, Valerie and three sons, Kenneth, Jerry and David to bless their home. He was later united in marriage to Nina K. (Peak) Scudder and to this union arrived a son, Shane to bless their home. Sonny owned and operated the Vevay Body Shop where he enjoyed auto body repair and working on cars for several years. He also was a truck driver for Grote Manufacturing in Madison, Indiana and for Baylor Trucking in Milan, Indiana, for several years. Sonny was a member of the Jefferson Post #9 of the American Legion and was a former member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. He was also a member of the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church in Madison, Indiana. Sonny resided in the Vevay community since 1964. Sonny enjoyed playing card games, especially euchre and solitaire, guns, race cars and sports of all kinds. Sonny passed away at 8:34 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2018, at the King's Daughter's Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
Sonny is survived by his daughter, Valerie Chatham of Hanover, IN; his sons, Kenneth L. "Kenny" Chatham of Vevay, IN, Jerry Chatham and his wife: Betty of Florence, IN, Shane Chatham of Vevay, IN and David Keith Chatham of Indianapolis, IN; his step-children, Gene Ray Scudder of Florence, IN, Sherry Wainscott of Vevay, IN, Randy Paul Scudder and his wife, Peggy of Vevay, IN, Harlan Dale Scudder of Vevay, IN and Monte Scudder of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Travis Chatham, Lilly Chatham, Kobe Chatham, Rachel Chatham, Jillian Gregory and Scotti Sullivan; his great-grandchildren, Wyatt Chatham, Natalie Sullivan and Jessica Dickey; his several step-grandchildren; his great-great-grandchild, Bentley Kiser; his several step-great-grandchildren; his sisters, Mary Shaw of Madison, IN and Kathleen Roberts and her husband: Billie of Frankfort, KY; his brother, Jon "Ted" Chatham and his wife: Lynda of Lexington, IN and his several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Chatham, Sr. and Edna G. (Moore) Chatham; his grandson, John Paul Jewell; his companions, Anna Jean Harsin Baker and Juanita Scudder.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 4, 2018, at 11:00 am, by Bro. Anthony Wilks at the Truth Apostolic Church, 6160 Highway 56 Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Full military rites and interment will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.