Billy Cheek

Billy Wayne Cheek

February 16, 1938 - December 28, 2019
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Billy Wayne Cheek, 81, of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, December 28, 2019.
He was born February 16, 1938 in Oak Grove, Louisiana, son of Louis Chain Cheek and Odis “Big Mamaw” Porter Cheek.
Billy was reared and received his early education in Louisiana, graduating from Collinston High School.
He served in the Louisiana National Guard.
Billy began working for International Paper in Bastrop, Louisiana in 1961. He transferred to Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1980 and retired after nearly 40 years of service in 1998 as a maintenance supervisor.
He was a member of the International Paper Quarter Century Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, passing along his love of the outdoors to his family. Billy also loved classic country music.
Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Stella Barba Cheek; his parents; six siblings, JP Cheek, Basil Cheek, Alta Mae Bostick, Pearline Jinks, Pearl Greenwood and Nellie Dean; grandchild, Britton Cheek; and great-grandchild, Lexie Guthrie.
Survivors include five children, Kenneth Cheek of Sheridan, Arkansas, Cheryl Woodruff of Benton, Arkansas, Debbie Holcomb and her husband, Ellis, of Star City, Arkansas, Terri Garrison and her husband, Jimmy, of Marion, Arkansas and Louis Cheek of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Shiloh.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, January 3, 2020 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Bastrop, Louisiana with Reverend Carl Wilson, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Andrew Estess, Justin Cheek, Nicholas Cheek, Robert Guthrie, Joshua Holcomb and Timmy Holcomb. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters, Melanie Connell, Katie Guthrie, Charla Woodruff, Jocelyn Harp, Jessica Cheek, Brianne Cheek, Brooke Holcomb and Jennie Holcomb .
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 2, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors
    807 Cherry Street
    PINE BLUFF, AR 71601
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  • Service

    Friday, January 3, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 3, 2020 10:00am
    Pine Grove Baptist Church
    11560 Crossett Hwy.
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    Rev. Carl Wilson Jr.
  • Interment

    Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    Crossett Hwy.
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Alisa Dallari

Posted at 12:47pm
David and I are so sorry to hear about Mr. cheek passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Chris and Leah Rowan

Posted at 01:55pm
Our warmest condolences,
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Jimmie Don Norsworthy

Posted at 01:39pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. A friend both at the paper mill and back in Collingston, La. He always had a smile for his friends, he will be missed.

Fogelman Properties

Posted at 09:52am
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Lisa Nowlin

Posted at 01:34am
Terri, I am very sorry to read that your father has passed. No one can ever replace a girl's Daddy. Remember all the fun times that you had with him. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care,
Lisa Nowlin

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