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James Isaac Cheek, born March 18, 1927 in Carthage North Carolina to Lawrence and Susie Cheek, moved to Waynesburg, Ohio as a child. He graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1946 and was employed by Whitacre & Greer Fireproofing Company for over 40 years. In November 1948 he married his friend since childhood and the love of his life, Ruth Lightner.

A hard working and devoted husband and father, along with his loving wife, raised 4 children: James (Cliff) of Madison, WI; Lawrence of Canton OH; Karen and Anita both of Bloomington MN. He was also loved and adored by his 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 6 great, great grandchildren.

He was passionate about gardening and landscaping in which he not only excelled, but also operated as a sole proprietor for many satisfied customers. He and his wife moved to Canton, Ohio in 1980., where he spent the remainder of his life until the Lord called him home at the age of 92.

James was a dedicated and faithful member of Christ the King Apostolic Church in Canton Ohio where he served as a Deacon for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Susie Cheek; siblings Paul Cheek, Beatrice Cheek and Elkin Cheek. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; children James Cheek, Lawrence Cheek, Karen Thomas and Anita Clark; siblings Earl Cheek and Lawrence Cheek.v


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  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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