David James Kalonaheskie, 87, of the Wolftown Community in Cherokee, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Joann S. Kalonaheskie; his children, Wanda Kalonaheskie, David T. Kalonaheskie (wife Luchene), and Kathryn Kalonaheskie; 12 grandchildren, Chase Kalonaheskie, Zane Kalonaheskie, Cassidy Kalonaheskie, Jack Wachacha, Bill Wachacha, Joanna Kalonaheskie, Stephanie Maney, Donnie Maney, John Perry Sampson, Dustin Sampson, Jordan Sampson, and Cherice Huskey; 19 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; special friend, Earl Martin; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Kalonaheskie and Ella Long Kalonaheskie; one son, Don E. Maney; and sisters, Elsie Marie Long Smith, Josephine Kalonaheskie, and Kathryn Long Bradley.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 3 at 1pm at Long House Funeral Home. Pastor James “Bo” Parris will officiate. Burial will follow at the Long Family Cemetery on Long Branch Road. Pallbearers will be Billy Wachacha, Jack Wachacha, John Perry Sampson, Dustin Sampson, Chase Kalonaheskie, Jordan Sampson, Earl Martin, and other grandsons.