Brevard Cheek of Tyler passed away Friday, February 10, 2017.
He was born September 16, 1928, in Emory, Texas where he graduated from high school and married the former Bobbye Nell Jones. He joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and graduated from leadership school at Camp Roberts in San Louis Obispo, California, and was later stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska, during the Korean Conflict. Later in life he married his beloved Tasula (Sue) Wehunt and they were married for 27 years.
Brevard was the owner and a founding member of the Apache Glass Co. and retired from the business in 2006.
He was a deacon at Temple Baptist Church, and later became a member of Shiloh Road Church of Christ.
Brevard was an avid quail hunter who enjoyed many trips to West Texas. One of his greatest passions was trout fishing with family and friends at Roaring River State Park. He had a favorite place on the pipe, and retold many stories of all the fish caught there. Before and after retirement he enjoyed many camping trips with the Tyler Rose Good Sam Camping group. He also could be found every morning having coffee with friends at the Whataburger.
Brevard was preceded in death by his mother and father; wife, Tasula Cheek; sister, Ella Muriel Cheek; and brother, Dillard Cheek.
He is survived by his brother, Billy Cheek (Norma); former wife, Bobbye Elkins; daughter, Sheryl Acker (Gary Bostic); son, David Cheek (Kristen); granddaughters, Alisha Acker-Huhane (Bernie) and Claire Rainey; grandson, Ches Acker (Casey); and four great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Oak Brook Health Care Center and The Hospice of East Texas for their outstanding compassion and care.
Visitation will be Monday, February 13, 2017, from noon to 1 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Feb. 12, 2017