Shanendoah "Stocky" Leaf, 28, of Kenwood, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He was born on December 2, 1993; the son of Deronie Cheater and Layla Leaf. He worked as a laborer most of his life in various factories. Shanendoah loved his children very much and enjoyed spending time with them. He always had a smile and a great sense of humor. He could make you laugh in any situation and just tried to make the best of moments when around family and friends. He enjoyed playing marbles, searching to find arrowheads on creek banks, and was already ready to lend a hand if you needed help at any given time. He could make a friend wherever he went. He leaves behind many memories for his family to hold onto and to cherish until they meet again one day.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 17, 2022 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel. Honorary casket bearers will be Kaleb Haikey, Cody Phifer, Daran Vann, Derrick Robbins, Terek Leaf and Kalin Leaf. A private family service will be held. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Shanendoah is survived by his children, Layla, Shayanna, Aceton, Adayson, and Braylen Leaf; mother of his children, Cassie Blair of Eucha, Oklahoma; father, Deronie Cheater of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; sister, Autumn Backwater and husband Ben of Kenwood, Oklahoma; brothers, Nathan Cheater of Kenwood, Oklahoma and Rian Leaf of Kenwood, Oklahoma; grandmother, Edna Cheater of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; grandfather, Leroy Leaf of Salina, Oklahoma; great grandmother, Lorene Budder of Kenwood, Oklahoma; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Layla Leaf; grandmother, Rebecca Hair; great grandparents, Woody and Ruth Hair; uncle, Marwin Leaf; cousins, Rylan Haikey and Trifton Wacoche.