Thomas “Tommy” Darrell Cheek, 70, entered into rest with the Lord,  Saturday, May 2, 2020. 


Graveside service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Jason Cheek officiating. The body will lie in state at Kennedy Funeral Home from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and from 8:00 Am to Noon on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Due to COVID 19 there will be no visitation. 


Tommy was a  graduate of North Moore High School. He served as a Dispatcher for the Robbins Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.  Tommy retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially on the banks of Deep River and  time with his family.  Tommy loved Atlanta Braves baseball, watching Westerns and working with his tractors. Tommy was a son of the late  Thomas and Bertha Cockman Cheek and was preceded in death by two infant  siblings. 


Tommy is survived by nephew: Jason Cheek and wife Candy; great nieces:  Hailey Cheek, Krissa Cheek, all of the Highfalls community; and many friends.   


In lieu of flowers  memorials may be made to: Highfalls Fire and Rescue, P. O. Box 5, High Falls, NC 27325


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the  Cheek Family


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  1. Jason and family
    We are so sorry for the loss of your uncle . What a great man he was! Please know we you all are in our thoughts and prayers now and the days to come !
    With our deepest sympathy!

  2. To all of the Cheek family, very sorry to hear of this loss. My Mother, Grace Cockman Hugo (daughter of Ervin, who’s sister was Bertha), was always fond of your daddy and uncle. She never called them by first names only… always Donald Lee and Tommy Darrell. It was fun to visit with them, especially when we visited and they loved in Aunt Bertha’s house still. I remember visiting many summers there with my grandaddy. Prayers to you all!

  3. My Prayers and Sympathy for Tommy’s Family! He was such a nice person and I remember him working in Robbins!

  4. I am so very, very sad to learn about my very dear friend Tom and his brother Donald. I knew Tom in college and would occasionally spend the weekend with Tom and his parents Tom and Bertha who invited me in like family and were so very hospitable. I saw that kindness and love were in their home, and I immediately felt close to Tom’s family. I would once in a while meet Tom and our friend Wade for a reunion and have lunch together. I am so glad I kept in touch with Tom over the years since we made so many fond memories together in school. It is so difficult to come to terms that I will no longer be able to reach out for a chat to reflect with Tom who was one of a kind. We both enjoyed old westerns and Sgt. York. I that when Tom told me he would do something, he did it. He lived as though he came from the old, old days when your word defined you, and he surely was a man of his word. What exciting times we had together over the years! Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace heartache. And may warmest memories remain of my friend Tom.

  5. Tommy was a great friend. I didn’t see him very often but talked with him on the phone. On one particular occasion, I called and when he answered, “Linda, how in the world are you?” He always made me smile. Tommy will be missed, but one thing for sure, Don and Tommy are together.

  6. To the Cheek family
    Tommy was alway willing for a good conversation when Don was unavailable. Ill miss the talks with such a friendly soul…

  7. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your family’s loss of your uncle and father.
    “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

  8. Tommy was one of my classmates and a valued member of the High Falls community. He was a caring soul and was very appreciative of others. Sadly, we celebrate a life well lived!

  9. Tommy, you were my special cousin and you were my dear friend. You were smart, funny, strong and kind. You fought the good fight, and I couldn’t be more proud of you. Thank you for all of the long conversations about anything and everything. Thank you for calling to let me know there was a tornado warning for my county. Thank you for just checking in to make sure I was ok. It’s way too soon to say good-by, but please know that I will always love you.

    “Good night, sweet prince. May guardian angels guide thee to they rest.”

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