MOUNT HOLLY - Robert Vance Cheek was born in Durham, N.C., in 1942 to Thomas Raymond Cheek and Rosa Lea Ball Cheek. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1962 and attended Kings Business College. He was in the National Guard. Vance died surrounded by his loved ones in his home on Oct. 22, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Rita McElwaine Cheek and three children, son Robert Vance Cheek II and daughter-in-law, Wendy and daughter Cynthia Cheek New and friend, Micheal London; daughter, Susan Keith and husband Neil and grandchildren, Alex and Makayla Cheek and Taylor and Hannah New and James Keith; sister, Patricia (Tete) Way Barbar and brother-in-law Curtis, sister, Maryanne Cheek Austin. He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Jetty Hartsell Cheek and son, Larry Gibby. He was a member of the Highlighters Dance Club where he had many loving friends. He loved to dance.
He was an award winning horseman, hunter and avid golfer, an all around athlete. Vance was known as a kind and giving man who never met a stranger. In lieu of flowers, please do a random act of kindness in memory of Vance.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Cheek will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, 140 N Main Street, Mount Holly, with the Rev. Angela Pleasants officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church narthex.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.org
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.