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Friday, December 30, 2016

William Jack Meckes (December 29, 2016)

William Jack Meckes, age 91, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 8:48 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on October 16, 1925 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Pete & Irene (Helms) Meckes.

He is survived by his wife, June (Coppock) Meckes whom he married on February 3, 1944; son and daughter in law, Michael & Shelley Meckes of Greenville; daughter and son in law, Kimberly & Ned Sebring of Greenville; grandchildren, Dustin Meckes, Tiffany Dickie, Jim (Lavonne) Campbell and Cynthia (Dick) Hill; great granddaughter, Charlie Dickey and several other grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Patricia & Richard Faulknor of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas Meckes, John Meckes and Mary Jo Brock.

He owned and operated Butter Top Bakery in Greenville and was part owner of Peanut Barrel and the Greenville Flower Shop. He also worked in insurance sales and dispatcher. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, VFW, American Legion, Elks and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the United States Navy.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice or American Alzheimer’s Association. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com