Herbert E Cleveland, Sr., Jul 74 to Aug 75, Rest in Peace Brother, We Have the Watch
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Herbert Eugene Cleveland, Sr., born November 27, 1953, of Kansas City, MO, was called home on December 17, 2019. Herb is preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Mary Cleveland. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Demetra H. Cleveland; children, Elithia H. Del Giorno (Brian), Herbert E. Cleveland, Jr. (Corinna), and Eric L. Cleveland; grandchildren, Philip H. Heil (father, Phillip S. Heil), Chessa M. Cleveland, and Hunter Beth Cleveland; great-grandchild, Isabella Sophia-Marie Cleveland; sisters, Virginia Gaston (Bill), Nancy Asay (Ray), and Freda Ogburn (Billy);
and his aunt, Dorothy Huitt.
Herb’s active duty service included twenty-two years in the Army, where he was honored with the following merits, decorations, badges, and medals: National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Saudi Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Legion of Merit, among others. After retiring from his twenty-two years of service to the Army, Herb re-entered as a civil servant where he spent over fifteen years.
Visitation is Sunday, December 22nd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home followed by a 3:00 chapel service with Rev. Tim Cole officiating. Burial is Monday, December 23rd at 1:00 p.m. EST at Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to either the Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his honor. To sign the Guestbook, click HERE.
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