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Eldridge Roosevelt Meeks, Jr.
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Eldridge Roosevelt Meeks Jr., 63, of Danville, Va., passed away at the VA Medical Center in Salem, Va., on Friday, August 31, 2018, after a 6-month decline in health.

Born on February 21, 1955, in Danville, Va., he was son the late Sylvia Grace Garrett, and the late Eldridge R. Meeks Sr. He was the owner of Meeks Rentals, a retired welder/pipe fitter. He was proud of his service in the U.S. Army. He loved to travel and was an avid Harley rider who loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Vickie Dalton Meeks; two sons, Eldridge R. Meeks III and Michael W. Wilson Sr. and wife, Tina; six grandsons, Andrew Meeks and wife Marie, Stephen Meeks, Matthew Meeks, Seth Bates, Michael W. Wilson Jr., and David Stepp; one granddaughter, Brandi Stepp; two great-grandchildren, Aria and Gabriel Meeks; his sisters, Monalisa Hooker and husband, Brian, of Dry Fork, Alice E. Meeks, Sylvia Ann Williams and husband, Mark, and Mary Leigh Widdifield; his brothers, David W. Meeks, all of Danville, Preston K. Meeks and wife, Diane, of Concord, N.C., and 15 nieces and nephews. He left behind his pets, Zodie Mae, Kate, Buck and Lexus, who will dearly miss his love and care for them.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, James W. “Monk” Meeks, Michael R. Hamilton, and Warren G. Meeks.

A special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff in ICU-3 at the VA Medical Center Salem, Va. for their love and care of Mr. Meeks and his family during his struggle for life. Their slogan, “No Man Left Behind” was carried to the end. They did everything they could and he went down fighting….. HOORAH.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Norris Funeral Services, Mt. Hermon Chapel, Danville, with the Rev. Bob Yeaman, officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Burial Park with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the funeral home, and at other times at the residence, 102 Pine Hill Circle, Danville.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Meeks family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.


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Receiving of Friends

Tuesday

4

Sep

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Funeral Service

Wednesday

5

Sep

2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Mount Hermon Chapel

3995 Franklin Turnpike
Danville, Virginia 24540

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Burial Park

3049 North Main Street
Danville, VA 24540

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