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Gilmer Lynn Cheek, Sr

Birth
Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 14 Apr 2003 (aged 83)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section:14 Lot:18 Grave:9
Memorial ID 100378349 · View Source
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Gilmer Lynn Cheek, Sr., 83, of 1510 Alderman Drive, died peacefully in his sleep Apri114, 2003, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 16, 2003, at Green Hill Cemetery followed by a Service of Remembrance at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Stephen Pressley officiating.

His life was one of love and service to his family, his church, his community, and his country. He was a loving and gentle father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a charter member, deacon, and long time adult men's Sunday School teacher at Parkway Baptist Church, and was presently a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro. After retiring from Lance in 1982, he delivered meals to the homebound for years. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ben S. and Katie T. Cheek.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife and partner of 59 years, Dorothy McPherson Cheek, two sons and daughters in law: Gilmer Lynn Jr. and Katie of Spring, Texas and Sidney M. and Martha of Wytheville, Va.; three grandchildren: Kelly Platillero (husband Paul) of Alicante, Spain, Sidney M. Jr. (wife Rochelle) of Tacoma, Wash. and Gregory L. of Spring, Texas; and three great grandchildren, Paul W. Cheek of Tacoma, Wash. and Elizabeth Joy and Maryanne Grace Platillero of Alicante, Spain; two brothers: C. Alex (wife Lois) and Billy Cheek (wife Teresa) of Greensboro, and numerous nieces and nephews.

His life was gentle, and the elements in him so mixed, that all the world could rise and say: "There was a man.

Greensboro News & Record (NC) - Tuesday, April 15, 2003



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  • Created by: Brad
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100378349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gilmer Lynn Cheek, Sr (20 Jan 1920–14 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100378349, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Brad (contributor 47437321) .