Billy Meeks


Billy Meeks, 73, of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at his home. He was born on Dec. 10, 1941, in Three Forks, Kentucky as the son of James L. and Esther (Wheet) Meeks.

Billy married Faye (Nelson) on June 3, 1960, in Indianapolis.

He retired from Chrysler. Billy was a member of UAW Local 1226. He loved fishing and restoring antique rod and reels. He made bird houses and bird feeders with his daughter.

Billy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Faye Meeks of Greenfield; daughter Debbie Hurst of Greenfield; son Terry (Jann) Meeks of Lawrence; sisters Helen Gilliam of Kentucky, Geraldine (Dennis) Clark of Knightstown, and Sylvia (Hulen) Hill of Kentucky; grandchildren T.W., Johnathon, Billy, Jesse Meeks, and Nathaniel (Katie) Hurst; great-grandchildren, Nickolas and James Meeks, Lydia Hurst, and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James L. and Esther (Wheet) Meeks; brothers Jimmy, Donald, J.W.; sister Charlene Gentry; and grandchildren, Matthew and Emma Hurst.

Visitation will be held from 12 until 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., immediately following the visitation. Burial will follow at Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Brandywine Community Church Food Pantry, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield, IN 46140 or Hancock County Hope House, 35 East Pierson Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

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