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Max Luther Cheek

April 12, 1942 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 79)

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Max Cheek ended a long battle with dementia and declining health on December 28 2021.He was born April 12, 1942 to the late Marshall and Eva Cheek of Kannapolis. Max grew up in Kannapolis, NC. He served 5 years in the US Air Force and returned to Kannapolis. He then studied to be a machinist under the GI Bill.

In 1965 he married Rita Huffman. They moved to Statesville and raised two children, Mitchell and Amy. They lived there until 1982 when the family moved to Kannapolis.

Max worked at the former Fiber Industries in Salisbury for 17 years. He then worked for the Former Phillip Morris in Concord until retirement around 20 years later.

He began work as a machinist after he left the Air Force in 1965. In the early 1970's he went to school to study electronics. From then on he worked as an Electronics Technician. When he retired he became a very talented wood worker. He loved to camp and travel. He raised and provided for his family very well. He was well loved. He enjoyed life and lived it well until dementia came to him.

Max is survived by his son Mitchell Cheek and wife Crystal, daughter Amy Miller and husband Mike, grandson Darian Miller and wife Heather, granddaughter Ariel Overcash and husband Chris, and 2 great grandchildren, Lucy and Charlie Miller.

No public visitation or funeral service will be held.


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