Sean Allen Cheek
September 10, 1995  -  June 9, 2017

Sean Allen Cheek

Carey Hand Cox Parker Funeral Home
1350 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL  32789
Sunday, June 18, 2017
4pm - 6pm
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Funeral Service
Florida Hospital Church
2800 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL  32804
Monday, June 19, 2017
11am
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Graveside Service
Pine Forest Cemetery
900 N. Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL  32757
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:00 AM
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Pine Forest Cemetery
900 N. Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL  32757
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Sean Allen Cheek was born on September 10th, 1995 into the loving care of Captain John Cheek and Betty Allen. His mother was a Navy pathologist and his father was the stay at home mom and homeroom mother who would later become President of Orlando Brewing. Sean was precocious, intelligent and attractive, but always remained humble and kind. He was able to befriend anyone, even the shyest recluse. Sean was often the quiet observer who noticed small details others overlooked. He would make little improvements to his environment that bettered the lives of those around him but never asked for acknowledgment in return.
Sean had a contagious smile and a hilariously warped sense of humor he inherited from his father and shared with everyone around him. He once brought pictures to show and tell which he rearranged to seem as though he and his father caught a manatee. With a straight face, he said “you have to be careful when putting manatee on the grill because they have a tendency to flare up.” When his teacher freaked out, all he could say was “It’s a joke! It’s a joke!” When his father picked him up from school and asked how his day was, Sean replied “I’m not talking to you.” It became a favorite family joke.
Sean Cheek graduated from Edgewater High School in 2014 where he had developed a tight-knit group of friends. He was from a military family and was involved in his school's Marine ROTC program, from which the camaraderie continued well past graduation. Sean was also a Lake Highland Boy Scout. One of his favorite pastimes was playing airsoft with his friends. He liked to play the role of sniper on the roof and was a total beast.
Sean Cheek was Lead Cellarman at Orlando Brewing and was responsible for packaging and processing beer. He loved to educate the public and gave the best darn brewery tour, cracking jokes as he taught. He also taught and trained his coworkers about production with patience and pride. Sean had a deep impact on Orlando Brewing. Before 2012, the company brewed in strict accordance with the German Purity Law, meaning they made beer exclusively with water, hops, yeast, and malted barley. After seeing industry trends, his sister Megan wanted to make a beer with additional ingredients, but their father John said no! Sean mediated the argument and made the statement, “you guys could call it a Violator.” His father and sister agreed and he resolved the argument. Orlando Brewing now has a Violator Series of beers.
Sean was born to brew, which was the tagline of Entitlement Ale, his first commercial beer. This Kolsch-style India Pale Ale was crafted and brewed by Sean to commemorate his 21st birthday. By this date, Sean had been an integral part of Orlando Brewing for over a dozen years. He was just eight years old when he became

the Senior Squeegee Engineer under the loving guidance of his older sister and former Orlando Brewing Operations Manager, Megan Cheek. Megan was a mother figure and mentor in Sean's life and always worked to motivate and inspire him. He loved her deeply and kept a picture of her on his bedroom wall.
Those who loved Sean Cheek laughed with him and learned from him, and the impact he had on their lives will remain with them forever. He left this earth far too soon, but will live on in the hearts and minds of those he left behind.
Sean was preceded in death by his mother Betty A. Allen. He is survived by his father John D. Cheek CPT, USA Retired, President of Orlando Brewing; his sister Megan Cheek; his uncle Major Dwight C. Cheek, USA Retired; his uncle Leon B. (Blake) Cheek III, Attorney and Justice of Orange County, Retired and Aunt Barbara; uncle LTG Gary
H. Cheek, Director of the Army Staff, Pentagon and Aunt Leslie; his aunt Virginia Berger and uncle Wayne; and his cousins Philip Cheek, Audrey (Andrew) Fahrney, Todd Berger, Blakely Cheek, and Christopher Cheek.
The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday, June18th from 4pm – 6pm at Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park FL. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 19th; 11am at Florida Hospital Church, 2800 N. Orange Ave., Orlando FL. 32804 (407-898-0451). Burial services will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Pine Forest Cemetery, Mount Dora FL. Please sign family registry at www.careyhand.com.

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  1. Kathy, Joe & Samantha
    Orlando, FL

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  2. Jose & Lilia Vera
    Orlando, FL

    To our dear friend John Cheek and Family.

    Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst sorrow,confort in the midst of pain.

    Jose & Lilia Vera

  3. Jose & Lilia Vera
    Orlando, FL

    To our dear friend John Cheek and Family.

    Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst sorrow,confort in the midst of pain.

    Jose & Lilia Vera

  4. Pat Mullery
    Orlando, FL

    John and Megan
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I will be there for you if I can help in any way. I watched him grow up over the last dozen years. It is hard to imagine a world without Sean and I will miss him.

    Wayne asked me to extend his heartfelt condolences also. I think you know that he passed through a similar dark time in his life and has offered to lend his insights if you need them.

  5. Diane Plate (Ms. Plate)
    Orlando, FL

    So very sorry for your loss. I worked in Pre K and aftercare with both Sean and Megan. He was a real sweetie. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Summer Haskins
    Blountville, TN

    I love you Sean. There may have been states between us. But you always been a part of my heart.

  7. David and Anna Angers
    Gainesville, FL

    We send our love. We pray you find strength in those around you. We only really know the past and anticipate the future, so cherish the present.

  8. Philip Cheek and Scarlett
    Dothan, AL

    We send our most heart felt condolences Uncle John and Megan. Praying for you in this difficult time. Sean was one of a kind.

  9. Philip Cheek and Scarlett
    Dothan, AL

    We send our most heart felt condolences Uncle John and Megan. Praying for you in this difficult time. Sean was one of a kind.

  10. Jim and Kathleen Gilson
    Altamonte Springs, FL

    We can't begin to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Sean was a wonderful young man and will be missed by everyone he touched.
    May God be with all of you during this painful time.
    Bless you all!

  11. Brenda Allen Tittle
    Blountville, TN

    John and Megan, I can't imagine the pain you are feeling right now with the loss of Sean. I pray that God will give you peace during this more trying time.

  12. GYSGT James A. Watkins SR.
    Tavares, FL

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this sad time in your life. I really appreciate the time I had with him as a teacher.

  13. Diana McLaughlin
    Orlando, FL

    My heartfelt simpathy goes out to
    The family. Sean was the nicest most sweetest
    Person I've ever met. I will be
    Missing him and keeping you all in
    My prayers.
    Diana

  14. Cyndy Spicer
    Orlando, FL

    My deepest sympathy to your family. There are no words which might ease your pain. Rely on the strength of those who are here for you. Love love, love.

  15. Violet
    Orlando, FL

    Namaste my friend. I raise my glass to you. Safe Passage.

  16. Stefanos Varthalis
    Athens,

    May God give courage to the family.

  17. Barry and Janet Potts
    Orlando, FL

    John we are so so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you at this time, Sean R.I.P.

  18. Barb
    Apopka, FL

    You are in my thoughts and prayers John, Megan and family.

  19. Richard, Bette, and Lia Dufour
    Mount Dora, FL

    We are extremely saddened to read of your son's passing at such an early age. We wish to send you and your family our deepest sympathy and condolences. You are in our prayers.

  20. Chad Allen Tittle and family
    Blountville, TN

    To John and Megan and all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of sorrow.

  21. Pauline Eaton
    Orlando, FL

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Hoping your wonderful memories will bring you tremendous comfort.

  22. Judi McCullar
    Bunnell, FL

    So sorry for your loss of Sean, your son. My prayers are with you to make it through this rough time. Love, Judi & Chuck McCullar

  23. Pauline Eaton
    Orlando, FL

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Hoping your wonderful memories will bring you tremendous comfort.

  24. Luann Johnson
    Johnson City, TN

    Words are hard to find... John and Megan, our heart breaks...Sean had his mother's smile and we have fond memories of him during summers when you visited us. We are praying for God to comfort you and strengthen you during these hard days...

    Luann, Bethann, and Sarakay Johnson

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