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In Memory Of Our Poets

Ted Cheek (1932-2013) - Class Of 1951

Ted Cheek, age 81, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama passed away after an extended illness, at home Tuesday January 8, 2013.

Ted was a highly successful Montgomery businessman, founding Montgomery Wholesalers in 1963, which became Alabama Wholesalers in 1968. He was a co-founder of Spe-Dee-C and Silent Sentry Electronic Security. He was involved in numerous other business ventures during his career.

Ted excelled in football and baseball at Sidney Lanier High School. After graduating in 1951, Ted  served in the U.S. Navy. Ted was also very active in his church, St. James United Methodist Church where he was co-founder of Celebrate Recovery and the Frazer Sunday School class.

Ted was known to be one of the most compassionate and giving persons around. He lent a helping hand to hundreds of individuals and families over the years and usually without public knowledge or anonymously. Ted was also a devoted family man and a loyal friend to many.

Ted was preceded in death by his father Foyle Sam Cheek, his mother Mary Leach Cheek, brothers Howard, Donald, Edmund and his sister Margaret.

Ted is survived by:

  • His wife Ellen Holman Cheek
  • His daughter Lisa Cheek Temple and Son-in-law Dana Temple
  • His son Chip Cheek and Daughter-in-law Susan

Ted is survived by eight grandchildren

  • Temp Temple
  • Chad Temple
  • Candice Temple and Nick
  • Blair Moore and Jeff
  • Teddy Cheek
  • Emily Cheek
  • Daniel Cheek
  • Lily Cheek
  • Sophia, his one great-grandchild.

The pallbearers are

  • Chip
  • Dana
  • Teddy
  • Temp
  • Daniel
  • Jeff

The honorary pallbearers are

  • T.J. Manis
  • Kenneth Holman
  • Fred Lovvorn
  • Jere Beasley
  • Bill Morrison
  • Ronnie Taunton
  • Jim Rush
  • Cecil Spear
  • Guy Johnson
  • Woody Woodman
  • Don Pressley
  • Dr. Jim Mracek
  • Merle Friesen
  • Frazer Sunday School class of St. James United Methodist Church.

Visitation is at St. James United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 12th at 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., immediately followed by the service. The burial will then take place at Greenwood Cemetery.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from January 11 to January 13, 2013