Reuben Harold Meeler

September 23, 1949July 3, 2018

Reuben Harold Meeler, 68, of Henderson, Kentucky, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. He was born on September 23, 1949, in Porterdale, Georgia. He was one of six children born to G.C. and Ozelle Meeler.

Reuben moved from Georgia as a young boy to Evansville, Indiana where he grew up. He graduated from Bosse High School in 1967. Reuben was a banker most of his life, working for Citizens National Bank for 35 years and retiring from Fifth Third Bank in 2007.

Reuben, or Harold as he was affectionately called by family and close friends, always put others interests ahead of his own. He had many roles in his life; son, brother, husband, father, pawpaw, boss and friend. In all these roles, he was genuine and believed in the simple power of treating people the way he would want to be treated. Words that define him are kind, understanding, faithful, wise, loyal, humble, and good. He was a special person that made everyone around him feel better. Reuben showed in all aspects of his life that heart and integrity belong together, that humor and sincerity can coexist, and that generosity and determination make almost anything possible.

He was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His faith and love for God and neighbor proved to be the motivation for the way he lived his life and the kind of person he was. He was preceded in death by his parents, G.C. and Ozelle Meeler.

Reuben is survived by a large family that he loved. His wife of 45 years, Rebecca (Herrell) Meeler; son, Matthew (Heather) Meeler; daughter, Leslie (Ben) Bartow; four grandchildren, Ethan Meeler, Tristyn Meeler, Spencer Bartow, Piper Meeler; and two great-grandchildren. Three sisters; Linda (Robert) Sumner, Bonnie (Robin) Fraser, and Lisa (Dan) Alumbaugh; two brothers, Larry (Donna) Meeler, and Mark (Anna) Meeler. Five sisters-in-law; Sherrie (Jim) Niethammer, Dora Gaylor, Elizabeth (Henry) Carner, Donna (Curt) Ellis, and Charlene (Evan) Ellis; one brother-in-law, Melvin (Belinda) Herrell. Many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Alexander West Chapel officiated by Mark Swope. Friends may visit 10:00 AM until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 7, 2018

Reuben Harold Meeler

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Barbara Garrott

July 10, 2018


I am so sorry for your loss. I sure miss Rueben. I enjoyed talking to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all.

Barbara Garrott

Barbar Garrott

July 10, 2018


I am so sorry for your loss. I sure miss Rueben at dialysis. He brightened my day and I looked forward to talking to him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you closely in his arms. God bless you.

Linda Koressel

July 9, 2018

Becky & family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts amd prayers are with you.
May God hold you close and surround you with His loving comfort.

Don Stansberry

July 6, 2018

I was a classmate and crew member at McDonalds of the Meeler brothers. Harold and Larry were great guys with whom I shared many laughs in school and on the job. Harold’s was always laughing and had a great sense of humor. Everybody gravitated to his genuine kindness, humor, and smile. He represents a time from my youth that was touched by special people. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

Billie Boultinghouse

July 6, 2018

There are soooo many precious
Memories 😍of All of you😘
Matt & Leslie (especially you girl)
Alden, Gentry & Abby enjoyed
Tremendously😍as did I😘
Becky our times in FS & with the
Kiddos always trying to have fun
And include spiritual activities
are dear to my 💖& hopefully to
You guys too😍
And Rueben was so helpful when
Needing scriptural guidance🙏🏼
Soooo many memories soooo
Much love 💞💕for ALL of YOU
John 5:28 & Rom 1:11&12🙏🏼😘