James “Jimmy” Cheek

James “Jimmy” Cheek, 72, Lawson, Mo., passed away September 10, 2020.

Jimmy was born January 17, 1948 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to James and Virginia (Shearer) Cheek.  His father died in a vehicle accident before he was born, Virginia later married Stephen Nolker who raised him as his own.   Jimmy graduated Lawson High School in 1966.  He went to Wentworth Military Academy for two years, where he played football, and then went on to graduate from William Jewell.  He worked at Lawson Bank before going to work at Ford Motor Company, retiring after 30 plus years.  Jimmy married Debbie Green on July 26, 1996.  He loved playing golf and drinking with his buddies at Excelsior Springs Golf Club, playing town team baseball, watching KC Chiefs and Mizzou and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie of the home; children, Ryan Cheek of Kansas City, Mo., Kelly (Renae) Cheek of Lawson, Mo.; Lisa (Tim) Broughton of Lawson, Mo., Tricia Wartenbee of Richmond, Mo., Melyssa Cheek of Kansas City, Mo., and Eric (Nicole) Wartenbee of Nebraska; sister, Stephanie (Donnie) Myers of Lawson, Mo.; brother, Stephen (Mark) Nolker of Peacham, Vt.; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020 with memorial service following at Lawson Christian and Presbyterian Church with burial at Lawson Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.

Our Sincere Condolences

Debbie, just want you to know we are thinking about you and the family at this time. So sorry for your loss.
Danny & Linda Russell

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family and friends.
Bill and Cindy Wright

So sorry for your loss. I’m sure Jimmy is in a better place with no pain.
Cindy Putman

I am so very sorry to hear this. To my dear friends ~ Kelly & Ryan, if there is anything I can do to help ease your pain … Please do not hesitate to ask. (I Love you guys.) Your dad was so cool with a great sense of humor. Laid back and easy going & he loved my hand shake with a curtsy.
Sending his family all my love.

I’ve know Jimmy virtually all my life, having been classmates & friends in Lawson for 12 years. He so always been a kind, sweet guy. My sincere sympathy to all his loved ones.

Debbie, Stephanie, Stephen I have known you all, all of my life My heart goes out to you all and  the rest of the family. Jimmy was one of a kind. You all have so many precious memories to hold on to. If there is anything I can do never hesitate to call.  Love ya all.️ RIP Jimmy you will be forever missed.
Deby Green Culbertson

I am so sorry for the loss of Jimmy. Prayers for you and your loved ones. May God’s love ese your grief.
Debbie Elliott

So very sorry for the loss of Jimmy. He was a sweet man that loved his family. He will very much be missed. Rest In Peace Jimmy.

Had a blast with Jimmy always….so sorry for your loss.
Rick Colbert

Steph, Stephen Glenn and Debbie, our heartfelt sympathies to you and your families.  May God watch over you all and give you strength.  Jimmy will always be remembered for that smile.  He will be missed by many.
Martin and Denise Siegel

Debbie, Jimmy was a very likable guy and will be missed by all, we send our prayers and sincere condolences.
Gary & Nancy Clevenger

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I know you will miss him.
Merci Crawford

I am so sorry for your loss. Things are much better for Jim but not for yourself. Hang in there and be strong.
Jack Cox

Sending prayers and love to all the family.  Jimmy was always smiling and kind to everyone.  Peace to all.
Mary & Mike VW

I have known Jimmy forever. Lots of memories. From coloring on my mothers wall at a young age arriving at my mothers burial with his Wentworth uniform and a vase of red roses. Jimmy Cheek was like family.  Prayers to the boys and family members.  His pain is gone after a little no battle.  Rest in peace Jimmy.
Judy Zeikle

Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss.  Jimmy was always a joy to play golf with.  Enjoyed sharing a beer or two and spinning a tale or two with him. He will always be  remembered on our golf trips.  I am lucky to have known him as a friend.
JR & Linda Carmichael

Deb, you are in our thoughts and your loved ones, may healing come soon to your heart.
Bill and Susie Misenhelter

Condolences to all of Jimmy’s family. He was a special person to so many people. May his happy smile  always be remembered in your hearts.
Connie Vassey

Debbie, you have our sympathy. Prayers for comfort and peace for you all.
Love, Joyce and Charlie Ellebracht

Debbie, I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. It’s my hope that u and family are ok in this difficult time.  Sheila and I will sure be praying for all of u. Again, so sorry! And wish u nothing but God’s strength in this difficult time.
Rick and Sheila Woods

I didn’t know Jimmy had died, I am so sorry. He was a good man.
Patrick Morgan