Dennis Cheek Sr.
Dennis Philip Cheek Sr., 71, of New Athens, Ill., born Feb. 2, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo., died on Monday, May 13, 2013, in Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Cheek was formerly employed at REA, an electric company in Waterloo, Ill., and was stock driver No. 36, an over the road truck driver for 25 years with Transport One.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, James Cornelius and Evelyn Ruby, nee Forest, Cheek; and sisters, Sonja Plummer, Peggy Cheek and Judy Steffenauer.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Linda F., nee Keim, Cheek; children, Dennis C. (Lauren) Cheek, Douglas (Linda) Cheek, Holly (Joe) Lillis, Deborah (Don) Lillis, Diane (Jerry) West, Michelle (Tim) Sumnler, James (Rose) Adamson, Pamela Cheek and Dennis P. Cheek Jr.; 28 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Brenda (Dave) Sager, Delores (Tom) Ballew, Thomas (Donna) Cheek, Mona (Larry) Schuck, Rick (Janet) Cheek, James (Jenny) Cheek and Kathleen (Richard) Wilburn; nieces, nephews and cousins.
As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the family.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Koch officiating. Interment in Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, Ill.
QUERNHEIM FUNERAL HOME, Waterloo, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 16, 2013