Harvey J. Meeks, 86


Funeral services for Harvey J. Meeks, 86 of Swainsboro, were held Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Allen Meeks and Reverend Robert Webb officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Harvey J. Meeks was born April 14, 1935 in Kite to the late Sidney Meeks and Molly Flanders Meeks. He proudly served in the National Guard and retired from Swainsboro Sportswear. Mr. Meeks was the Justice of the Peace for Emanuel County, served on city council for several years, and was also a paramedic for Emanuel County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean Smith Meeks; son, Darrell Meeks; brothers, James Meeks, Weldon Meeks and Clifford Meeks; and sister, Willie T. Durden.

Mr. Meeks leaves to cherish his memories with his wife, Bobbie Soles Meeks of Swainsboro; daughters, Sherry Ripperger (Dwayne Sumner) of Adrian, Dana Stanford (Gary) of Ty Ty, and Carla Johnson (Craig) of Adrian; sister, Ruth Rountree of Kite; brother, George A. Meeks of Kite; grandchildren, Matthew Ripperger (Kate Jackson), Kayla Sumner (Larry), and Justin Johnson (Sandy); great-grandchildren, Autumn Scott, Nollan Scott, Cole Sumner, Weston Johnson, Ethan Johnson, and Ava Johnson; and many friends.

Steve Meeks, Andy Meeks, Thomas Meeks, Tim Rountree, Joshua Meeks, and Kelmer Durden Jr. were pallbearers.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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