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McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR

OBITUARY

Lonnie "Juice" Meeker

July 28, 1959November 2, 2019
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Lonnie Craige Meeker, 60, also known as “Papa” and “Juice”, went to his final home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on November 2, 2019. Lonnie was born in Muskegon, MI on July 28, 1959. He was a lifelong Greenwood resident and graduate of Greenwood High School in 1978. He was a Christian and a member of Greenwood First Baptist Church.

Lonnie is survived by his lifelong sweetheart Rhonda Meeker of nearly 40 years. She was the love of his life. They began dating when she was 13 and he was 17. They got married on March 1, 1980 at Greenwood United Methodist Church. They enjoyed spending time with family, riding their side by side, and just enjoying life as God intended. Lonnie also enjoyed cheering for the Bulldogs, going to deer camp, and always lending a hand to others. Lonnie was a volunteer Firefighter for the City of Greenwood for 20 years along with coaching his son’s sports teams.

Lonnie is survived by his two sons, Shawn Meeker and wife Amanda Meeker; Aaron Meeker and wife Jacque Meeker, and daughter Lexi Meeker. Papa has 11 grandchildren, Dylan, Devin, Kaiden, Emberlynn, Haygen, Myles, Finley, Trayson, Saydee, Krue, and Lottie. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jasper and Donna Meeker, late brother Jack Meeker, survived by brother Ralph Meeker, and sisters Brenda Gann, Karla Logue, and Shelly Hill all of Greenwood; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to all family and friends for the overwhelming support through Lonnie’s journey the last 6 years. Also, our family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to First Baptist Church, Greenwood Fire Department, Greenwood Schools, and the entire Greenwood Community for all the support through this difficult time.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a funeral service in celebration of Lonnie’s life planned for Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Greenwood with burial to follow at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 2-8 PM with family visitation from 5-7 PM also at First Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lonnie Meeker Memorial Fund at Farmers Bank.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Meeker is survived by his two sons, Shawn Meeker and wife Amanda Meeker; Aaron Meeker and wife Jacque Meeker, and daughter Lexi Meeker. Papa has 11 grandchildren, Dylan, Devin, Kaiden, Emberlynn, Haygen, Myles, Finley, Trayson, Saydee, Krue, and Lottie. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jasper and Donna Meeker, late brother Jack Meeker, survived by brother Ralph Meeker, and sisters Brenda Gann, Karla Logue, and Shelly Hill all of Greenwood; as well as many nieces, nephews,
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Pete James, Active
  • Jeff Bryant, Active
  • Don Oliver, Active
  • Elmer Reyes, Active
  • Rex Driscoll, Active
  • Ralph Meeker, Active
  • Mike Hampton, Active
  • Randy Gazzola, Active
  • Greenwood City Fire Department, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Lonnie Meeker Memorial Fund

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Family Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Memories

Lonnie "Juice" Meeker

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virgil morrow

November 6, 2019

Sad time, But what a beautiful celebration the life of Lonnie(Juice) Meeker, I ,Rhoda, his family and many friends will miss him! The world lost one of the good guys!

Stephen and Kathy Williams

November 6, 2019

Please accept our deepest sympathies

David Rush

November 6, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for the friends and family

virgil morrow

November 5, 2019

Hate hear of Lonnie passing, I have a lot of fond memories of Lonnie!

Trish Himes

November 5, 2019

One of the best people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing!

Debbie Humphrey

November 4, 2019

Lonnie's family and my family goes way back as children and throughout the school years we had a lots of fun. Lonnie is a blessing to us all and will be missed, until we see him again. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers. We love you the Humphrey family.

Debbie Humphrey

Larry & Laura Cheesman (Best)

November 4, 2019

Rhonda and Family I am lost for words. Lonnie was such a amazing person. He would do anything to help people. He will be truly be missed by everyone in Greenwood. He taught Larry a few things about mowers. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers

Jim Reynolds

November 4, 2019

I remember the first time I met Lonnie. He fixed A weed eater for me. I had no idea how close we would become after that. I have been fortunate to get to know most of the Meeker clan. My life is better because of him. My prayers to the family for healing a broken heart. I know he doesn’t feel pain anymore and he’s with our Lord and Savior. God bless you Lonnie and I look forward to seeing you again.

Janna Minor

November 4, 2019

Rhonda and your kids my deepest sympathy for your loss. Lonnie was such a good man. He always had time to stop and talk with you. Prayers and hugs for all of you.

Bev Atkins

November 4, 2019

So sorry. Lonnie fought long & hard. He gave cancer a hard fight. He will never be forgotten. The Meeker family has such a long history in Greenwood, Tim & I are very lucky to have known Lonnie & his beautiful family. Our prayers continue for the families. Lonnie is in no more pain. He was truly one of the good guys! Rhonda Please know I am here for u always. With Deepest Sympathies,
Bev & Tim Atkins

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Biography

Lonnie Craige Meeker, 60, also known as “Papa” and “Juice”, went to his final home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on November 2, 2019. Lonnie was born in Muskegon, MI on July 28, 1959. He was a lifelong Greenwood resident and graduate of Greenwood High School in 1978. He was a Christian and a member of Greenwood First Baptist Church.

Lonnie is survived by his lifelong sweetheart Rhonda Meeker of nearly 40 years. She was the love of his life. They began dating when she was 13 and he was 17. They got married on March 1, 1980 at Greenwood United Methodist Church. They enjoyed spending time with family, riding their side by side, and just enjoying life as God intended. Lonnie also enjoyed cheering for the Bulldogs, going to deer camp, and always lending a hand to others. Lonnie was a volunteer Firefighter for the City of Greenwood for 20 years along with coaching his son’s sports teams.

Lonnie is survived by his two sons, Shawn Meeker and wife Amanda Meeker; Aaron Meeker and wife Jacque Meeker, and daughter Lexi Meeker. Papa has 11 grandchildren, Dylan, Devin, Kaiden, Emberlynn, Haygen, Myles, Finley, Trayson, Saydee, Krue, and Lottie. He is preceded in death by his parents; Jasper and Donna Meeker, late brother Jack Meeker, survived by brother Ralph Meeker, and sisters Brenda Gann, Karla Logue, and Shelly Hill all of Greenwood; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to all family and friends for the overwhelming support through Lonnie’s journey the last 6 years. Also, our family would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to First Baptist Church, Greenwood Fire Department, Greenwood Schools, and the entire Greenwood Community for all the support through this difficult time.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service in celebration of Lonnie’s life planned for Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Greenwood with burial to follow at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 2-8 PM with family visitation from 5-7 PM also at First Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lonnie Meeker Memorial Fund at Farmers Bank.