John C. Meekins Sr.

John C. Meekins Sr.

Newport News - John Curtis Meekins Sr., 90, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014. Formerly of Chesapeake, he was a resident of Newport News.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was an auto body mechanic with Hoberman Import Services, Portsmouth.

Mr. Meekins was preceded in death by his daughter, La-Tiese Bryant.

Survivors include his sons, John Curtis Meekins Jr. (Ernestine) and Aubrey Meekins (Janet) ; eight grandchildren, John III, Nicholas, Johnae, Jason, Christopher and Corey Meekins, Jerone Caldwell and Joel Bryant; former wife, Elouise Meekins; his sister, Estelle Elliott; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, Saturday, January 18 from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Foundation, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 404, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Altmeyer Funeral Home
12893 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 16, 2014