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Rick Meeks

February 22, 1953 — May 23, 2022


Rick A. Meeks, 69, of Paducah, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Mercy-Health Lourdes Hospital.

Mr. Meeks was born in Paducah, Kentucky on February 22, 1953 to the late Pete and Dot Meeks.  He was a graduate of Lone Oak High School and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.  Rick was a Certified Public Accountant who retired in 2018 after being a partner for 38 years with Clayton, Byrd & Meeks, LLP.  He was a member of Southland Baptist Church, the Lions Club and Rolling Hills Country Club.  Mr. Meeks was passionate about golf and was affectionately referred to as “Meeko” by his golfing buddies.  He was the epitome of a family man, and his self-proclaimed purpose in life was his children and later, his grandchildren. His greatest joy in life was simply spending time with those he valued most.  He will be remembered for his loyalty to family and friends, having a fun-loving personality, and a contagious laugh.

Rick is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Lee Meeks; his daughters, Dr. Natalie Meeks Ballert (Dr. John Ballert) of Paducah and Dr. Jillian Meeks Nyquist (James Nyquist) of Nolensville, Tennessee; his son, Dr. Landen Meeks (Dr. Van Meeks) of Paducah; one brother, Jim Meeks (Natalie) of Memphis, Tennessee; and ten grandchildren, Anderson Ballert, Lucas Ballert, Beckham Ballert, Ainsley Ballert, Paul Meeks, Jack Meeks, Claire Meeks, Brooks Nyquist, Marcie Nyquist, and Miller Nyquist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James “Pete” and Dorothy “Dot” Meeks.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Topper Council officiating.  Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, 1760 Centre St Suite A, Rapid City, SD 57703.

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Friday, May 27, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery

1335 N 13th St, Paducah, KY 42001

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