Sometimes, opportunities come along that spellbind us, change the way we look at life and agriculture, and enrich our lives beyond measure. Today, we honor Wayne Cheney. A strong man who is a great depression survivor, WWII Navy Vet, former farmer, former ag teacher, proud husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. 59 years of marriage, 85 years of agriculture, and our first video submission. Thanks to Brandon and Sheila Williamson for submitting this video. Keep in mind, Mr. Cheney is in a hospital bed only because he was about to go into surgery. He is fine, and should be back to himself in no time! I love the impromptu discussion that breaks out after our typical questions have been asked! What a pioneer for agriculture! Below the video is a personal note from the Williamson family.
Tonight’s post has a dual purpose. As always HOAF seeks to share the stories of the American Agriculturist, however this post has special meaning to us. We post it as a continual legacy to the wonderful man we know as “Pappa” in hopes that one day my two year old son, Blake, can look back at the wonderful example of Christian leadership, hard work, and fatherly love portrayed by his Great-grandfather, Wayne Cheney.
-With love, Brandon and Sheila Williamson