Ronald Wade “Ronnie” Meeks, age 71, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Friday June 8, 2018 at Coffee Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Meeks was born on March 23, 1947 in Douglas, Georgia the son of the late Wade LaGrande Meeks and Aline Juanita Spivey Meeks.
Mr. Meeks was owner/operator of Northside Automotive Co., a veteran of the United States Navy as a Seabees serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Carver Baptist Church, the men’s Sunday School class, served several years on the Douglas Municipal Airport Commission. Mr. Meeks also served several years as an auxiliary policeman for the City of Douglas, was a member of Coffee County Jaycees serving as treasurer and was a member of the Coffee County Fishing Club.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Beverly Ann Meeks of Douglas, GA; two daughters, April Meeks Maness of Apex, NC and Brooke Nicole Meeks of Douglas, GA; two brothers, Larry Delaine Meeks of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Charles Michael Meeks of Martinez, GA; three sisters, Phyllis Marie Meeks of Duluth, GA, Kay Latrelle Meeks of Atlanta, GA and Glenda Faye Jowers of Martinez, GA; grandson, Wade McLeod Maness of Apex, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday June 10, 2018 at 4:00pm at Carver Baptist Church with Rev. Philip Corbean officiating with Dwayne Gillis giving a eulogy and April Meeks Maness giving the family remarks. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening June 9, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Sims Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the Meeks family requests that donations be made to Carver Baptist Church’s Love Offering which will be used to assist families in need of medical travel expenses.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.simsfuneralhome.com.
Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.