John Chester Cheek, 53, of Ozark Acres died Jan. 17, 2005, in Hardy.
Born Nov. 26, 1951, in Fort Smith, he was the son of Deward Carson Cheek and Opal Louise Simpson Cheek.
He was a graduate of Highland High School, a former karate instructor and a fourth degree black belt.
He worked at the hospital in Cherokee Village for many years and was currently manager of Dixie Health Care in Highland.
Survivors include a daughter, Brittany Cheek of the home; and a sister, Ann Brewer of Mountainburg, Ark.
The funeral service was Jan. 20 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Highland with the Rev. Thomas L. Rhoades officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.