Larry Meekins
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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.
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Donations made to honor Larry, he was a great man and mentor to many whom will be missed. My sincere condolences to the Meekins Family.
john schuster III
Friend
January 14, 2022
Larry truly loved life, especially his family. I will miss my friend. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you.
Georgia Rittmeyer
Friend
January 14, 2022
Debbie I am so sorry about your loss! Prayers for you and your family!
Lola McDermott
Friend
January 13, 2022
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
January 13, 2022
To Deb and Meekins family. Larry meant so much to all that knew him. He was a leader, mentor, such a great person in every way. With out a doubt the best pitching coach ever. I had the pleasure of 9 straight years catching Larry´s pitchers enjoying and learning all of his mechanics while Larry not only explained to his younger pitchers he actually put them in a positive position to get the most out of every pitch. Larry is and always will be the best trainer of all coaches. Tears today ran down my face I loved this guy. I will never forget you my friend. Coach GarySlade
GarySlade
January 13, 2022
Our deepest sympathy. Larry was an all around great person. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Robin and John Spurrier
Family
January 12, 2022
What a great guy. May you find peace in the beautiful memories of Larry. Debbie you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Melba Hall
Work
January 11, 2022
Debbie - So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Cindy and Jim
Cynthia Scalion
January 11, 2022
So sorry to hear the sad news about Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. Cindy and Jim
Cindy Meekins Scalion
Family
January 11, 2022
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Larry. He was a great neighbor and friend. Debbie my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Sandy Nazelrod
January 11, 2022
Mrs. Debbie, Kate, Nick and family, Words can't describe our sympathy and heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Mr. Larry was loved by so many and made a huge impact on the people that knew him. May his legacy live on forever. Love, Erin, Kasey, Kelly, Cindy and families
Erin Stohlman and family
January 11, 2022
Erin Stohlman and Family
January 11, 2022
Larry was my coworker at ReStore and he is sorely missed. He was never in a bad mood and always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help anyone. My sincerest condolences and sympathy to his family and friends, he was truly a great man.
Claire Haddock
Work
January 11, 2022
With deepest sympathy! Tom (Franklin 71)
Tom Gorsuch
School
January 11, 2022
Larry was a fine pitcher back in the day... I was his catcher for a few years... RIP my old friend!
Rick Straub
January 11, 2022
Deepest sympathies to the Meekins family. Larry was simply the best baseball AND soccer player I ever had the pleasure of sharing a field with. His athletic talents were equaled by his love of family, his straightforwardness and honesty. He always looked you straight in the eye and you knew where you stood with Larry. It was an honor to know him. He will live on in the hearts and minds of family, friends, coworkers, classmates and teammates. One of a kind.
Bunky Bumgardner
January 10, 2022
Coach Meekins, thank you for setting such a great example for so many of us, for so many years, when we were too young to know that´s what you were doing. How amazing to know you coached for 25 years! You will be missed.
Pathik Rami
Other
January 10, 2022
It was a honor to work with such a great boss. Larry taught me a lot throughout our years at Superfresh. Lots of laughs and memories to look back on. My thoughts of sympathy to Debbie and the family. May Peace surround all of you at this time of sorrow.
Beverly Feeser
January 10, 2022
So sorry to hear of the passing of Larry sending prayers to you snd the family
Bernie Simsic and Sarah
January 10, 2022
I´m absolutely stunned by your loss. Larry was the best athlete that I knew. My heart aches for Debbie and the family. We live in a crazy time. I pray that you guys find the strength to move forward in the way that he would wish for you. God bless you all! Ken
Ken Meekins
Family
January 10, 2022
I work with Larry at Super Fresh. Always a pleasure. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers
Gerry Canto
Work
January 10, 2022
Debbie and Family, Heartfelt Sympathy and Prayers of Comfort for All of You Brenda Sanner Williams
Brenda Sanner Williams
Friend
January 10, 2022
So very sorry to hear about Larry. He will be missed by many! Larry always had a positive attitude and a smile for everyone. We send our heartfelt sympathy for you, Debbie and your family as well as Bob and Flo. We always thought very highly of Larry as a kind and gentle person! Because of Covid, and Buddy,s surgery on Friday, we will not be at the luncheon, but will attend the service. We will, however, have you in our hearts and prayers.
Linda and Buddy Wheat
January 10, 2022
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