William Alex Meek, Jr.
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William Alex Meek, Jr., age 74 of LaVergne, left this world and entered the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 with his beloved family by his side.
Born June 19, 1939 in Clarksville, TN to the late William and Iner Bright Meek. He served in the Air Force, graduated from Lockyear College and retired from Kimball International after 26 years. He was an avid photographer, car lover and Christ follower. He served in the church for many years including driving the Church Bus so that children who did not have a ride could go to church. He was a devoted husband, loving father and very proud grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Smith Meek; daughters, Donna Effinger (and Rick) of Evansville, IN, Teresa Meek of Hendersonville, NC, Marianne Totin of Charlotte, NC; son, William Meek III (and Lisa) of Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren, Jason Effinger, Tarah Martin, April Roland, Cody Powell, Brittany Powell, Hunter Meek, Taylor Meek and Naomi Totin; great-grandchildren, Hannah Martin, Katie Roland and Jadyn Lance; brother, Patrick Meek of Clarksville, TN.
Preceded in death by brothers, Ryman and Joe "Mickey" Mitchell; sisters, Ruby Kanagy and Francis Zoeller.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 21 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY. Visitation will start at 2 p.m. Services will be conducted by Pastor Tom Todd.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Concord Community Church of Brentwood, TN.
Gilbert Funeral Home, (270) 965-3171.
Gilbert Funeral Home Inc
117 W Bellville St
Marion, KY 42064
Published in The Daily News Journal on Dec. 21, 2013