Gary  Cheek

Gary Coleman Cheek Sr.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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Gary Coleman Cheek Sr.
It is with grieving hearts that the family of Gary Coleman Cheek Sr. of Kosciusko announces his passing on January 3, 2019 at seventy four years of age.
Gary was the son of the late J. C. and Frances Cheek. He is survived by his wife Tina, daughter Kim Myer and husband Chris, son Cole Cheek and wife Amanda, and four grandchildren: Christopher, Mitchell, and Kaleigh Myer and Magdalene Cheek. He is also survived by brothers Jerry Cox, Joe and wife Harriet, Hollis and wife Sarah, Stephen and wife Sherrie, sister Carol Simmons-Cheek, and sister Marie Harmel and husband Donald as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gary portrayed a deep faith in Christ as a member of First United Methodist Church. He often acted in its Passion Play, served as an usher, and taught Sunday school classes. He possessed an adamant love of family and attended many pageants, concerts, and sporting events of children and grandchildren. Gary remained a pillar of support for his family throughout the length of his lifetime and received the Father of the Year Award for Attala County.
Gary was a proud soldier in the Marine Corps. He served in the Vietnam War in 1968 and 1969 with commendations for Valor and Heroism. He received two Purple Hearts for being wounded in combat and the Presidential Unit Citation (Navy) for Heroism from Richard Nixon. He is remembered by family and friends for living according to the tenants and lessons learned as a veteran and imprinted by the Corps.
After leaving the Marines and completing a Bachelors degree at Mississippi State University, he settled in Greenpond, South Carolina during the 1970s and 1980s, then returned to Kosciusko in 1991. There, he worked at the Cheek Company and later co-founded Square Deal Builders with friend and colleague Barry Spears. In 2005, they won the Best in Mississippi Award for Remodeling of a Commercial Building for his renovation of the Old Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing and rebuilding furniture in his woodworking shop. He actively served as a Freemason in Trinity Lodge 88 of Attala County.
Gary passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at home. In life,
he always said to put God and family first, a path he followed with unwavering devotion. Visitation will be held at Culpepper Funeral Home at 12:00 PM on Sunday, January 6 with services following at 2:00 PM. The burial will follow at Parkway Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    - Culpepper Funeral Home
    11748 Hwy 35 North
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  • Service

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 2:00pm
    - Culpepper Funeral Home Chapel
    11748 Hwy 35 North
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    Rev. Doyle Mitchell
  • Interment

    Parkway Cemetery
    Huntington St.
    KOSCIUSKO, MS 39090
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Charles Haney

Posted at 10:07am
Theresa and I are unable to be there with the family. We send our sincere condolences to the Cheek family. I remember the good times when the cousins were all together at Christmas time. Charles and Theresa Haney

Dan West

Posted at 12:20am
I express sorrow to the family of Mr. Gary Cheek. I pray our Lord’s blessings for each of you.

Edmund Cass

Posted at 09:43pm
From all of us in the Progressive Catholic Church, our most sincere condolences to all of the Cheek family. You are held close in our prayers and warmest thoughts during this time.
In Christ our hope,
Rt. Rev. Edmund N. Cass

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 03:42pm
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Will be praying for yall during this time.

Sylva Purvis

Posted at 03:41pm
My heart is heavy at his passing but I rejoice in his homegoing. I will keep y'all in my prayers in the days ahead.
Sylvia Purvis

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