Obituary of Raymond J. Meeks
Raymond Jacob “Ray” Meeks, 87, of Medaryville, IN passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He was born on August 19, 1933 in Catlettsburg, KY to the late Stone and Maude [Hunt] Meeks. At the age of eleven, Ray’s family moved to rural Jasper County, IN where he spent the rest of his youth. He graduated from Wheatfield High School. Ray served as a Military Policeman in the US Army during the Korean War.
Ray met the love of his life, Beverly A. “Bev” Passmore, at church. He pursued his love interest by visiting her at Clark’s Drug Store in Medaryville. Ray and Bev were married on January 14, 1961, at the Medaryville Methodist Church, and they have been inseparable ever since. That union brought two wonderful children in to this world, Karen and Bob, both of which Ray was very proud. On April 18, 2002, God broke our hearts when he took Karen home.
Ray spent most of his life in trucking. He owned four trucks that he leased to Diamond Trucking and also enjoyed driving truck himself. Together, Ray and Bev, ran their business for over 35 years.
Ray was a member Lafayette First Assembly of God Church for many years. For the past 20 years, he has been an active member of Medaryville Assembly of God. Ray enjoyed being a part of the Lay Witness Mission and sharing God’s word daily.
Ray loved camping with his family as well as spending winters in Lehigh Acres, FL. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning. He also enjoyed antiquing.
Ray was a devoted husband, dad, and papaw. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by:
Beverly A. [Passmore] Meeks, Medaryville, IN Wife
Robert W. (Nancy) Meeks, Lebanon, IN Son
William Jacob Cobb, Grandson
Jarred S. Meeks, Grandson
Evan M. Meeks, Grandson
Eddie (Juanita) Allen, Brother
Betty (Harris) Hale, Sister
Larry (Sherry) Allen, Brother
Bob Walter, Brother-in-law
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Stone Meeks, Father
Maude [Hunt] Meeks Allen, Mother
Edward Allen, Step Father
Karen Sue [Meeks] Cobb, Daughter
Chester “Chet” (Leona) Meeks, Brother
Phyllis Ann (Charles) Fleenor, Sister
Kendle (Sharon) Allen, Brother
Madeline (Tom) Caldwell, Sister
Geraldine Walter, Sister
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN with Pastor Tom Dewlen officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN and one hour prior to services at the funeral home Saturday.
Burial will be at the White Post Cemetery in Medaryville, IN. The American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Karen’s Angels or Medaryville Assembly of God Church.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.
The family requests that all friends and family who visit the funeral home observe the Governor’s mandate to wear facial coverings and observe social distancing. Thank You.
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