Lester Eugene Cheek, 76, of Traphill died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Rachel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brian Wiles officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Mr. Cheek was born Nov. 12, 1943, in Wilkes County to Arlie Brett and Ruby Mae Billings Cheek. He was a member of Rachel Baptist Church and was the “greatest carp fisherman, gardener and family man.”  

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Daisy Charline Holloway Cheek.

He is survived by two daughters, Penny Cheek and  Larry of Hillsville, Va., and Cindy Mastin and husband, Brian, of Elkin; two sons, Jimmy Cheek and wife, Lola, and Rocky Cheek and wife, Dottie, all of Roaring River; 10  grandchildren, Dale Cheek, Travis Cheek, Kelly Richardson, Michael Poplin, Bradley Poplin, Casey Poplin, Justin Cheek, Tiffany Cheek , Kayla Kipp and Brooke Blackburn, and 22 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Rosalee Masks and husband, Bobby, of Roaring River, Peggy Crabbe and husband, Jim, of Roaring River, Kathy Castevens and husband, Dale, of Boonville, Karen Gillis and husband, Kent, of Elkin, Marie Conley of Statesville, Pauline Upright of Statesville and Betty Lou Holloway of Elkin; and a brother, Ronnie Cheek and wife, Trish, of Jonesville.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 22, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

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