Larry Eugene Meekins, 68, of Finksburg, died on January 7, 2022 at home. Born March 16, 1953 in Garrison, MD, he was the son of the late Lawrence Aubrey Meekins and Jean Ruth Edmonson Meekins. He was the loving husband of 46 years to Debra Ann Meekins.
In Larry's younger days he played baseball at Franklin High School, Louisburg College, and Clemson University, each of where he still holds records over 50 years later. Additionally, Larry played baseball for Johnny-Leone's. After finishing his playing career, Larry coached baseball and soccer at Franklin High School for well over 25 years and also coached the Maryland Mavericks baseball travel team. In his spare time, he taught pitching instructions at Larry Sheets baseball. He was inducted into the Franklin High School and Maryland Baseball Hall of Fame, respectively. Larry loved and did everything in the world for his family and nothing came before his wife, children and grandchildren.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Larry Nicholas Meekins and his wife Lauren Meekins, and Katie Lynn Atkinson and her husband Chris Atkinson, sister Carol Jean Cline and grandchildren Desmond, Vivienne, and Fiona Meekins, Mackenzie, Dylan, Logan McGrew, Camden and Declan Atkinson, the late Hunter Atkinson, and his in-laws Robert and Florence Krauk.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m., at Sandy Mount United Methodist Church, 2101 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD 21048, with Rev. Kathy Altman officiating. A luncheon will follow after the funeral. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association
, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839.
Published by Baltimore Sun on Jan. 11, 2022.