Dwight Shelton Meeks, 91, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Chidester, to Luther W. and Leona Rogers Meeks.
Mr. Meeks was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church in Bryant. He was a Gideon and had previously served as a deacon at Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden.
Mr. Meeks had been a Mason and Shriner since 1987. In addition to previously owning Meeks Pest Control, he was the owner of Top Products Inc., where he manufactured and sold his invention, “Storm Cushions.” He was a radio operator in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving the majority of his time in France and Belgium. His hobbies were golf and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Doris G, Meeks; a son, Mark Meeks; four brothers, Doyle Meeks, Dorman Meeks, Neil Meeks and Rogers Meeks; a sister, Geraldine Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Corbin Lammey and Bailey Meeks.
Mr. Meeks is survived by a son, Mike Meeks (Patricia) of Grand Prairie, Texas; two daughters, Devona Wilson (Jimmy) of Benton and Cindy Sims (Fred) of Royalton, Ill; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Amanda Gray (Don) of Benton; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Proctor Funeral Home with Jimmy Burks, Greg Meeks and Sean Hyman officiating followed by burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan 17, at the funeral home .
Online guestbook: www.proctorfuneralhome.com