In Loving
Memory

Charles A. Cheek Sr.

January 10, 1930 – February 1, 2024

Charles Arlen Cheek, born January 10, 1930, passed peacefully in his home into the arms of his Savior, surrounded by his family, on February 1, 2024.  Charles, also known as Buddy to his family, is preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Mamie Cheek; his siblings, Evelyn, Otis Jr., Dottie, and Edith; and his son, Charles Arlen Jr.  He is survived by his wife of 72.5 years, Mary Louise Ferguson Cheek; his children, Mark (Lisa), David (Jennifer), Graham (Andrea), Jeannie (Doug), and Carla (Arturas); 15 fabulous grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a plethora of cousins and other relatives.

Charles was raised in Roanoke, VA, where he graduated from Jefferson Senior High School and attended Southern Business College.  With the outbreak of the Korean War, he joined the United States Air Force.  He served and lived in Vermont, Texas, Korea, and Virginia (Langley Air Force Base).  While in Korea, Charles earned the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars.

Upon discharge from the Air Force, Charles graduated from the College of William and Mary.  He worked and subsequently retired from the Virginia Department of Corrections where he was a Certified Internal Auditor.

God blessed Charles with leadership and selflessness, which was evident in his association with St. Andrews United Methodist Church (principally as Chairman of the Trustees); Tuckahoe Little League (manager and president); Tuckahoe Sports Inc. (board member and president); YMCA Indian Guides (Nations Chief), J. R. Tucker Booster Club (president), Youth Football (coach and manager), and various professional organizations.

A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 9801 Fort King Rd, Richmond, VA 23229. Interment will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park.

Visitation

Location

Affinity Funeral Service
Richmond Chapel
2720 Enterprise Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294

Date

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Time

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Funeral Service

Location

St. Andrews UMC
9801 Fort King Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Date

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time

11:00 a.m.

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Committal Service

Location

Westhampton Memorial Park
10000 Patterson Ave
Richmond, VA 23238

Date

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time

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