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Arthur Earl Cheek

Passed 06/16/2017

Obituary for Arthur Earl Cheek

Spartanburg, SC – Arthur Earl Cheek transitioned on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Laurens County, he was the son of Earl and Bertha Downs Cheek. Mr. Cheek was the devoted husband to Mrs. Myrtle Jackson Cheek. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where he formerly served on the Trustee Board. Mr. Cheek was a former member of Beaverdam Baptist Church where he also served on the Trustee Board. He attended the public schools of Laurens, SC and Carver High School in Spartanburg, SC. Mr. Cheek was employed at Flowers Bakery and its predecessors for forty-two years. Mr. Cheek was a member of Robert Smalls Masonic Ledge No. 133. Mr. Cheek was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Willie Earl Cheek. In addition to his wife of sixty-six years, he is survived by: his son, James A. Cheek, Esq. of the home; his daughter, Margaree Cheek (Phillip) Fant of Atlanta, GA; his grandchildren, Sean J. Cheek of Spartanburg, SC and Phylicia E. Fant of Los Angeles, CA; his great granddaughter, Shawntasia Means of Spartanburg, SC; his sister-in-law, Ms. Irene Jackson of Laurens, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. A Celebration of the Life of Arthur Earl Cheek will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 502 Daniel Morgan Ave., Spartanburg, SC 29306. The Reverend Dr. M. Keith McDaniel will officiate.  Mr. Cheek will lie in state at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will be in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, 1252 Beaverdam Baptist Church Rd., Enoree, SC.  

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