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George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN

OBITUARY

John Henning Meriwether MD

July 8, 1959January 9, 2020
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Dr. John Henning Meriwether passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on January 9, 2020. Dr. Meriwether had battled cancer for two and a half years.

He was born in Jackson, TN, on July 8, 1959, and graduated from Lambuth University and UTHSC Medical School. He completed his urologic training in Augusta, GA, and enjoyed a long career as a urologist at The Jackson Clinic. John was an avid hunter and a skilled woodworker. He spent many happy hours on the Meriwether farm in Huntersville, TN. He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Choir for 25 years and loved his church family.

In addition to a loving community of friends, he leaves behind his loving wife Joy of 38 years, son Caleb (Whitney), daughter Dr. Laurel Bateman (Jake), son Hunter (Lauren), and daughter Chloe (fiancé Trey Mauney). John leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Henning, Mae, Hammond, and Ayres. He also leaves a sister Melissa Moore (Hamilton) and nephew Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and J.H. Meriwether.

Memorial contributions can be made be to Aldersgate United Methodist Church (1050 North Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305) or Andrews Chapel Cemetery (1328 Lower Brownsville Road, Jackson, TN 38301).

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 18 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM with a memorial service at 12:00 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. 1050 North Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305.

George A. Smith and Sons is handling the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • The Memorial Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Russell Gallimore

January 21, 2020

Joy and family: Carroll and I offer love and prayers for your comfort. We experienced Dr. Meriwether's faithful Christian witness through the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and enjoyed his singing in the choir. Dr. Meriwether showed us how to live triumphantly and how to die victoriously! Peace in the name of Jesus. Rev. Russell N. Gallimore, Jackson, TN

Roy Phillips

January 21, 2020

To John's family- I cannot express in words my feelings when I heard this news. I know John is in a place where there's no more pain and sickness, only comfort and peace.

I have such great memories of growing up with John and Melissa on Martin St. What friends we were! It brings a smile to my face when I think of all the good times we all had on that little dead-end street.

I lost contact with John after I left Tennessee, but know I'll see my Christian brother in Heaven. May God be with you all in these difficult days.

Roy Phillips, Charlotte NC

Leigh Ann Taylor

January 17, 2020

See you on the other side, John.
Joy...hugging you and yours.
What a courageous family you all have been. An inspiration to all of us.
Jesus please be near.

Jeff Arview

January 16, 2020

Dr. Meriwether was the most caring man I’ve ever met. I had the privilege of being his nurse for almost 3 years and in that short period of time he taught me so many lessons about life and I gained so much respect for the man he was. He knew all of his patients by first name and made their care his first priority even after he himself was diagnosed with cancer. Whether he was telling a funny joke or belting out a beautiful song in his deep singing voice he was giving his patients hope. They could be having the worst day ever and then leave his practice with all smiles. There were days he may have been tired or even sore himself after his diagnosis but you would’ve never known because he never slowed down one bit. I am so thankful I was given the opportunity to not only work for him but get to know him as a person. I pray Joy and the kids have peace during this difficult time and want to say thank you for sharing him with us and allowing us the opportunity to get to know him. May God Bless you.

Laura Cotner

January 15, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Merriweather at Regional Hospital! He was such a pleasure to work with always, he was a gentle caring soul, he Loved his Family! He was a well respected Surgeon! I remember him playing the song he wrote for his daughters wedding! Love Laura Cummings RN Surgery

SCOT & BRIDGET HOLLOWAY

January 14, 2020

JOHN WAS OUR UROLOGIST AND FRIEND AND IS GOING TO MISSED GREATLY. I'VE KNOW JOHN MY WHOLE LIFE AS MY BROTHER JACK AND HIM GRADUATED FROM JCM IN 1977. WE USE TO HUNT ON JOHN'S LAND AND HE WAS ALWAYS SO FUN TO BE AROUND. PRAYERS FOR WIFE, JOY AND HIS CHILDREN. MUCH LOVE FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS. HE WAS A GENUINE AND CARING CHRISTIAN SOUL.

GOD BLESS
SCOT & BRIDGET HOLLOWAY

Cynthia Replogle

January 13, 2020

John was a gentleman. He called on me a few times in my youth.
I was just entering high school. I guess he was a year or two older. He made me a bowl which I kept for years. John knew how to treat people well, with kindness. Looking back, he was like a role model on how to treat a person. I pray for his wife and family during this time.

Michele White

January 13, 2020

I called on Dr Meriwether for many years as a pharmaceutical rep. He was always so kind & gracious to make time for me. I observed only compliments from his patients.
He was a fine doctor!
My prayers for his family.
A true loss !

Gene Hebert

January 12, 2020

One of the best doctors I have ever had. Kind with a great wonderful interest in his patients. He will be missed. A life well lived.

Candace Stricklin

January 12, 2020

Dr. Merriweather treated my husbands kidney stones. He did several surgeries on him to bust them up. He always had a great sense of humor and kindness when he dealt with you or family members. I hated to hear of his struggle with cancer. He will be missed. But he us home now and comfortable.

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