Longtime Kenai resident Glynn Roger Meeks died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident. He was 83.
A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. His ashes will be scattered on the Kenai Beach at a later date.
Mr. Meeks was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Blyth, Calif. He joined the U.S. Army and served the duration of World War II. He was honorably discharged. He moved to Kenai in May of 1952, where he resided ever since. He worked as a construction laborer through the Labor's Local No. 341 until his retirement in 1985. He actively volunteered with the Kenai Community Library, the Kenai Historical Society and the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. He enjoyed poetry and community volunteering.
"Roger truly believed that an ear was a terrible thing to waste," his family said.
Mr. Meeks was preceded in death by his wife, Francies Mae Meeks.
He is survived by his son, Wesley R. Meeks of Kenai; daughter, Ann Meeks-Stone and her husband, Everett, of Kodiak; son, Michael Meeks and his wife, Gloria, of Bethel; grandsons, Chris Stone and his wife, Irina, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Matt Stone and his wife, Christian, of Kodiak, and Quentin Simeon and his wife, Desiree, of Anchorage; great-grandchildren, Michael and Nicole Stone, both of Kodiak, and Ashlyn and Stormy Simeon, both of Anchorage; and special companion, Doris Day.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Meeks' memory to the Kenai Community Library, 163 Main Street Loop, Kenai, AK 99611 or to the Kenai Senior Citizens Center, 361 Senior Court, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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