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Jo Cleek

December 20, 1926 — June 2, 2024

Kingsport, TN

Jo Cleek – Kingsport, TN

Jo Cleek, 97, Kingsport, TN passed away, Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Holston Manor, Kingsport, TN.

Jo was born in Scott County, VA on December 20, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Charles Robert and Esther (Tipton) Cleek.

She was a Charter Member of the West Virginia Network for Children, a past president and vice president of the West Virginia Association for Young Children, and a Professor at Clinch Valley College (University of Virginia at Wise), Glenville State, and East Tennessee State University.

Jo was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

In addition to her parents, her siblings preceded her in death. 

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

It was Jo’s wish to be cremated.

An online guest register is available for the Cleek family at

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Jo Cleek.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jo Cleek, please visit our flower store.


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