Jerome "Jerry" Cizek (75) of Mattoon, formerly of Greenup


Published on September 16 2013 7:25 am

Jerome (Jerry) Lee Cizek, 75, of Mattoon, Illinois, formerly of Greenup Illinois, died at 1:45 AM on September 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

Jerry was born April 2, 1938 in Newton, Illinois, the son of John and Eva (Wharton) Cizek.  He leaves behind his wife, Marjorie Cizek (Trower) of Mattoon, IL. 

Funeral services celebrating Jerry’s life will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday September 18th 2013 at the First Southern Baptist Church 101 W. US Hwy. 40 IL.  Greenup, IL; with Rev. Brooke Davis officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the church. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup is assisting the family. 

Survivors also include two sons, Jeffrey Cizek and wife Christina of Allyn, Washington, Brian Cizek and wife April of Greenup; two stepdaughters Chris Clapp and husband Jack of Oakland, Illinois and Toni Elliott and husband Robert of Louisburg, North Carolina; one stepson Charles Sly and wife Suellen of Fairgrange, Illinois; six grandchildren, April Peeples, Kimberly Cizek Allen and Rachel Cizek of Bremerton, Washington, Shannon Copsy and Jason Cizek of Mattoon and Courtney Cizek of Greenup; ten step grandchildren Joey Sly and Hanna Banyai of Charleston, Illinois, Adam Clapp, Melanie Clapp and Luke Clapp of Oakland, Nathan Clapp of Mattoon, Stephanie Hughes, Bobby Elliott, Dakota Elliott and Tanner Elliott of Louisburg; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Tom Cizek and wife Alma of Monee, Illinois. 

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Dollie Fath, and one stepson Scott Sly. Jerry was an accomplished salesman in the trucking industry, working his way up to a Terminal Manager for Consolidated Freightways in Effingham Illinois. He was an avid fisherman, golfer and bowler.  Jerry also loved to play basketball and was a big fan of Larry Bird.  He loved to discuss politics and did not hesitate to share his opinions as a Christian conservative.  Jerry was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and was an active member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Greenup.  He was a melanoma survivor for the past ten years thanks to a lot of prayers and the wonderful doctors and staff at the Oncology Specialist in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to the First Southern Baptist Church.  Online condolences can be expressed at