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Atlas “Larry” Lawrence Cheek III

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Atlas Lawrence “Larry” Cheek III, 79, died in Dallas, TX, on February 20th, 2022.

Born on January 21st, 1943, in Staunton, Virginia.  He lived in Dallas, TX, and Wilmington, NC., and worked in private business aviation in Latin America with Cessna Aircraft until his retirement in 2012. Larry was a member of Dallas Safari Club, Atlanta Old White Rugby, and Dallas Reds Rugby Club.

Larry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Molle Robertson Cheek, Son Atlas Lawrence Cheek IV, and Sara Bedford Cheek, grandson Atlas Lawrence Cheek V, all of Dallas, Texas. Brother John Taylor Cheek and wife Lee of Egremont MA.  Larry was preceded in death by Atlas Lawrence Cheek JR and Helena Riker Cheek of Wilmington, NC.

Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 25th, at The Church of The Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

214-306-6700

14 Thoughts on Atlas “Larry” Lawrence Cheek III
    Shawn Keough
    21 Feb 2022
    8:28pm

    Amazing tribute to a life lived to the fullest. LOVE and LIFE the similarities speak volumes.

    Carolyn Mitchell
    21 Feb 2022
    9:01pm

    My sincere condolences Molle. We often spoke of your love story with Larry. What wonderful memories you have to ease your sorrow in the days to come. May God’s love for you comfort you and your family.

    Lindsay Wall
    22 Feb 2022
    5:30am

    Deepest Sympathy to the family. Larry will hold a special place in our hearts.
    God bless you all
    Love
    Lindsay and Mwanja camp family
    Chewore North

    22 Feb 2022
    8:02am

    Knew Cheeko from the early 70’s and loved him so. Will be missed by myself and A GREAT many more.

    Natalie Abadie
    22 Feb 2022
    8:20am

    Sending my condolences and thoughts to all of the family during these difficult times.

    jeff kolberg
    22 Feb 2022
    2:40pm

    A great rugby teammate and a great guy. Always had a smile and a good story. Rest in peace.

    Kirk & Carol Crumpler
    22 Feb 2022
    5:40pm

    Love the picture the Iron Man and his Golden Lady.Many happy meaningful memories. He will be so missed. Love, Kirk & Carol

    Lawson Troy
    22 Feb 2022
    9:06pm

    Larry was a friend, mentor, hero and so much more to generations ! My life is so much richer and complete from having benefited from relationship than spans all of the aforementioned titles.

    What I feel is not loss nor pain rather everlasting love and friendhip!!!

    Troy

    Bob Hubbard
    23 Feb 2022
    8:42am

    Larry was a larger than life man. Kind of a combination of chuck Yeager, Clint Eastwood, and John Wayne with Russ a bit of Meyer sprinkled in . I got to know him when we were commiserating about our two sons, Little Larry and Jimbo about 45 years ago . I called him chico he called me cub

    I can only imagine the fear that the opposing
    rugby team felt when Larry took to the field.

    I hope little Larry carrys on the fine spirt of his loving father
    All the best Larry
    Hubbard

    Bubba Parker
    25 Feb 2022
    12:01am

    Truly a man’s man and a friend to all. He could be rough, he could be crude, he could be polished, he could dine with kings and he could enjoy a meal with common men anywhere. He was the most solid man I ever met in my life. I will miss him and not embarrassed to say I truly loved him. I refuse to say goodbye. Instead, I’ll say “See you later! Have everything ready for a great reunion when we meet again”. And make sure you’ve got Jet and Gippo with you!

    warren w wills jr
    25 Mar 2022
    11:56am

    Larry was my pledge brother at the KA House in Chapel Hill in ’63. An intelligent, forthright and hard-charging man then and throughout his life. So sorry to learn of his passing and with sincere condolences to Molle and the family.
    Warren Wills
    Atlanta

    Chris Asbill
    29 Mar 2022
    10:31am

    So sorry to learn of this, Molle. He and Jimmy are having a good time together, for sure. Condolences!!

    Miguel Gatins
    8 Apr 2022
    4:38am

    Hi Molle…saddened by the news and thinking of you. What a survivor and the best story teller. I have very fond memories going back so many years. Much love,
    Miguel
    Guadalajara

    Ann Primrose Dawson
    11 Jun 2022
    9:29am

    Dear Molle,
    I just heard about Larry and was so very sad to hear this news. He was a very special friend to me for many years. I send love and sympathy to you and Atlas.

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