Born: March 17, 1943 - Deceased: January 26, 2021
David Eugene Cleveland, 77, of Sauget, IL died peacefully with his daughter by his side at Mercy Care and Rehab Center in Swansea, IL on January 26, 2021. He was born March 17, 1943, in East St. Louis, IL, the son of the late Charles Monroe Cleveland and Juanita June Cleveland (nee Reeves).
Mr. Cleveland is survived by his:
- Daughter: Tamara (Kenneth) Kujawa of Waterloo, IL
- Son: Scott (Suzette) Garmon of Lamar, MS;
- Chad (Jennifer) Kujawa of Millstadt, IL
- Brandi (Michael) Hudson of Gardner, KS
- Heather (Jeffrey) Wilson of Waterloo, IL
- Matthew Garmon of Lamar, MS
- Anna Marie (Russell) Reed of Memphis, TN
- Sean, Liam and Ryan Kujawa of Millstadt, IL
- Lincoln Wilson of Waterloo, IL
- Charlotte Huetsch of Sauget, IL
- Lonnie (JoAnn) Cleveland of Belleville, IL
- Dale (Carolyn) Cleveland of Millstadt, IL
- Juanita (Lonnie) Eiskant of Belleville, IL
- Mark Cleveland of Belleville, IL
- Vincent (Mary) Cleveland of O’Fallon, IL
- Dear nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Charles and Juanita, nee Reeves, Cleveland
- Step-father: Virgil Cleveland
- Wife: Cleo Patricia “Pattie” Cleveland
- Brother: Timothy Cleveland
- Nephew: James Huetsch
- Beloved companion: Tootles
David served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and then retired as a 39-year veteran and Sergeant for the Sauget, IL. Police Department. Mr. Cleveland was also a member of East Lodge # 504, Gothic Lodge # 852 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Ainad Shrine. Additionally, he was an accomplished underwater search and rescue Dive Master / Instructor, and a national champion sharpshooter.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Funeral: A private family service will be held. Mr. Cleveland will be interred at the Jefferson Barracks National Memorial Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.