|Jim Cheek's infectious smile could light up a whole room.|
Photo credit: Lea Cheeks' Facebook
Jim's life was taken too fast when he died during the Thanksgiving holiday at the young age of eighteen. Jim lived his life always to the most full potential. He took his last breath with his friends, which he absolutely adored.
Jim's life was celebrated at his high school, where a near thirteen-hundred people showed up to a vigil service in his memory, where many tears, laughs, and stories were shared about Jim. One of his friends said, "He's probably tapping God on the shoulder right now saying, 'Look God, I made the news.'" His friends expressed their thoughts and prayers towards the community and heavily towards his family. At the end of the ceremony, Jim's best friend asked his parents permission to wear #18 on the baseball field this year in his memory.
|The Centennial community gathers for Jim Cheek's vigil service.|
Photo taken by: Phil Newman
Jim's life story was cut too short, but his impactful soul and his loving heart will always be remembered.