Lynn Fred Cheal

Feb. 1, 1935-Oct. 23, 2022

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Lynn Fred Cheal, 87, of St. George, Utah, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on Oct. 23, 2022. Lynn was born on Feb. 1, 1935, to Walter and Leona Cheal in Brigham City, Utah.  

After graduating from North Cache High School in 1953, Lynn started a dairy farm in Smithfield, Utah, which he ran for 10 years and was awarded the Future Farmer of America in 1955.   

In 1952, he met his best friend and the love of his life, Joyce Snelgrove, and they wed in 1954, going on to have five children. 

Lynn ran Custom Fence Co. with his two eldest sons. Previously, he worked in the construction, cabinet and welding industries. Lynn served two terms on the Smithfield City Council and was instrumental in establishing the city’s central sewer system. 

After retiring in 2000, Lynn and Joyce served three missions with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Macon, Georgia (2000), Jackson, Mississippi (2005) and at the St. George Family History Center (2008). 

In his later years, Lynn was able to enjoy making interesting furniture and decor items. He was skilled at working with wood, metal and leather. He created many beautiful projects to share with others.

He always had a can-do attitude and taught those around him to be resourceful and to believe it was possible to build anything we put our minds to.

Lynn is predeceased by his parents, his sisters Shirley and Doris and his brother Grant. He is survived by his wife Joyce Cheal; his children Fred (Deana), Brian (Nancy), Robert (Cindy), Rodney (Trisha), and Blake (Vicky), 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be held for Lynn on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at noon at Smithfield City Cemetery 300 E Center St, Smithfield, UT 84335. 

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