STEPHENVILLE - A graveside service for Cheston L. Damron, 31, sales support manager for AT&T, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth with Dr. Donna Bowman and Dr. Dan Murray officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Lacy Funeral Home.
Cheston was born in Fort Worth to Larry Gene Damron and Mary Gayle (McKesson) Damron.
He graduated with honors from Stephenville High School in 2002. As a sophomore in high school he won the state title with his essay in agriculture. Cheston continued his education at Baylor University with degrees in international business, marketing and Spanish. While a student at Baylor and working on his degree in Spanish, he had the opportunity to study in Cuernavaca, Mexico. As a senior, he participated in the foreign exchange program in Monterrey, Mexico. After graduating from Baylor, he went to Hermosillo, Mexico where he taught English in a private school. After returning to the states, he was hired by Microsoft to teach Digital Photo Workshops on board the Holland America cruise ship which afforded him the opportunity to travel throughout Europe.
All of these wonderful experiences prepared Cheston for his dream job. He began his career with AT&T the summer of 2010 as a sales representative and quickly within the first year of employment, was recognized as the Summit award winner for his exceptional sales and customer experience. This was a very proud moment that he worked so hard to obtain. He then went into retail management where he was able to share his knowledge and expertise with those striving to be the best they could be, like he was. After some time in retail management, Cheston then pursued a position within mobility sales operations, supporting people that he could easily relate to from his past experience with the company. He quickly became a manager of sales support where he grew a strong relationship with all of his team members and continued to be a mentor to all that came into contact with him.
Cheston always had the “I can help you with that” attitude in his job, whether it be with his team members, leaders in the field or leaders outside of his organization reaching out for guidance and help.
Cheston loved his two Thai Ridgeback dogs, Sakura and Farrah, or “his girls” as he called them.
Cheston is survived by his mother, Mary Gayle Damron; father, Larry Gene Damron; and brother, Cody Damron. He is also survived by his grandmother, Iva Damron; several aunts; uncles; cousins; and a host of very close friends, including Tori, Lindsay and Bryan.
Online condolences may be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.