Dr. Donald Grady Cheek

March 22, 1929November 7, 2018

STATESVILLE- Dr. Donald G. Cheek, 89, went home to be with the lord on November 7, 2018.

Born on March 22, 1929, he was the son to the late Dolphas Grady and Helen Miller Cheek. Dr. Cheek was a member of First A.R.P in Statesville and was very active in the Statesville Exchange Club for many years. He was a member of the NC Dental Society and was an avid golfer. If he wasn’t in the office he was on the golf course with the nickname “Dr. Smooth”. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Rachel Greene Cheek and son-in-law, Paul H. Allison III.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 14 years, Meg Ingle Cheek; children, Danis Allison and Don Cheek Jr.; grandchildren, Holt and Alexa Allison; sister, Sue Worth, Meg’s family and other loving family members.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2pm at First A.R.P. in Statesville with Rev. Phil McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will gather and receive friends from 1-2pm prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make memorials to Catawba Valley Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, 3675 Robinson Road, Newton, North Carolina 28658.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dr. Cheek.


  • Catawba Valley Regional Hospice and Palliative Care


  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 11, 2018
  • Burial Sunday, November 11, 2018

Dr. Donald Grady Cheek

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Jane Onsrud

December 4, 2018

Meg I just saw today that Don has passed in Nov. and we didn’t know it. I am sorry to be so late in our condolences. I last saw Don at the YMCA a while back in a chair yoga class. Still a handsome man with his same sweet smile. We are saddened for your loss and extend our deep sympathy to all his family.
Our love, Jane and Charlie Onsrud

Royce Dixon

November 10, 2018

Our most sincere sympathy with your loss. We have many fond memories of our classmate and friend. He was a good dentist and avid golfer, so the nickname, "Dr. Smooth" was really appropriate.

All your family will be in our thoughts in the days to come.

Royce Dixon, and all the Shelby High School classmates of 1947