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Jack Eugene Meeks, Sr.
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Obituary for Jack Eugene Meeks, Sr.

Jack Eugene Meeks, Sr., age 81 of 135 Mt. Hill Rd., Danville, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Sovah Health of Danville. He was born October 28, 1936 in Danville, VA to the late George William Meeks and the late Alice Wilson Meeks. Jack was married first to the late Janice Jackson Meeks and later married the late Elvira Goodman Meeks. He proudly served his country for twenty one years as a member of the US Army. During this time he served three tours of duty in Vietnam as an Army Ranger. While serving he received the Purple Heart from President Lyndon Johnson and numerous other distinguished medals.

Mr. Meeks is survived by two daughters, Janet K. Basford of Centerville, TN and Jean Carol Weddle of Jacksonville, Ill: a son Jack Eugene Meeks, Jr. of Deatur, Ill: four caregivers, Nieces, Alice Meeks and Mary Widdifield, Sister-in-law, Pam Hendley and Sylvia Ann Williams: four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wives he was predeceased by a daughter Jacquiline Meeks Lester: two sisters, Christine M. Combs and Martha Meeks: two brothers Eldridge Roosevelt Meeks, Sr. and William “Bill” Meeks.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services, Inc., West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, VA 24541 with the Pastor Stephen White officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington Nation Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

The family will receive friends 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Norris Funeral Service West End Chapel and other times at the residence, 135 Mt. Hill Rd., Danville, VA 24540.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Meeks family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541





3:00 PM
Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial dr.
Fort Myer, VA 22111


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