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Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN

OBITUARY

Charles Watson Meeks Jr.

June 21, 1943September 6, 2020
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Charles Watson Meeks, Jr., age 77, of Fall Branch, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Cumberland, Maryland, a son of the late Charles Watson Meeks, Jr. and Marion Virginia Davis Meeks.

Charles was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was of the Catholic faith. He retired with 38 years of service from Bethlehem Steel as a Class A Millwright. He was a former member of the VFW in Maryland. Charles enjoyed playing guitar, pool, chess and rummy. He was a handyman that could fix anything and often friends and neighbors would come to him for help. He was a loving husband, father, and played the father figure role for his three grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judy Meeks; one daughter, Shawn Meeks Clark and husband Ricky Giddings; three grandchildren, Samantha Shrider and husband Christopher, Charles W. Meeks, and Amanda Pentiah and husband Amlan; and three great grandchildren, Oliver Watson Pentiah, Sylviana Pentiah, and William Watson Shrider.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 4:00PM until 6:00PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will follow at 6:00PM with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. A Private Committal Service and Interment will be held at Mountain Home National Cemetery with military honors to be rendered by the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 and members of the Navy Funeral Honors team. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Due to COVID-19, for everyone’s protection, all visitors are required to wear a mask and social distancing will be observed.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and to all family and friends for all their love and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or by visiting support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Arrangements especially for Mr. Charles Watson Meeks, Jr. and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • Judy Meeks, Wife
  • Shawn Meeks Clark (Ricky Giddings), Daughter
  • Samantha Shrider (Christopher), Granddaughter
  • Charles W. Meeks, Grandson
  • Amanda Pentiah (Amlan), Granddaughter
  • Oliver Watson Pentiah, Great-Grandson
  • Sylviana Pentiah, Great-Granddaughter
  • William Watson Shrider, Great-Grandson

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PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Committal Service & Interment

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