Chester E. Cleek, 74, of Warm Springs passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Bath Community Hospital.
He was born Dec. 11, 1936 at Warm Springs, a son of the late Charles Edwin and Lucy Criser Cleek.
Mr. Cleek was a farmer, a member of Starr Bolar United Methodist Church, a former member of Bolar Volunteer Fire Department and an avid outdoorsman. He regularly attended and supported the Bath County Chargers.
Mr. Cleek was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Elizabeth Simmons Cleek, in 1990.
He is survived by his daughter and sonin law, Alice and Wayne Hicklin of Millboro; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dale and Marcia Cleek of Greenville and Carl Cleek of Warm Springs; three granddaughters, Kimberly and husband Brian Smith, Tonia Cleek and friend Dustin Thacker, and Courtney Cleek; four great-grandchildren, Peyton, Kenley and Alexa Smith and Atreyu Thacker; and special friends, Glen Criser, Charlotte Jenkins, Jake Cleek, Claudia Guard, Carol Adkins and Stacey Jack.
A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, at Starr Bolar United Methodist Church with Elwood Smith officiating.
Pallbearers were Bill Bratton, Bob Wilder, Jerry Meade, Donnie Pritt, Gary Smith and Danny Rexrode.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bolar Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Kim Rexrode, treasurer, 21271 Sam Snead Highway, Warm Springs, Va. 24484 or George Washington Cleek Cemetery, c/o Polly Rector, P.O. Box 234, Millboro, Va. 24460.