Neil "Chub" Meeks

Neil "Chub" Meeks
The best man ever...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I still miss him

I have talked to some of my dear friends that have lost someone special - and I hear it really never goes away. But in a way I am glad - I never want to forget how wonderful my father was - nor do I ever want to look at that picture of him and NOT feel like I lost a part of me when he died. I loved him so dearly and hope I can be as wonderful a father and husband as he was.

I will see him again one day - but till then - I sure will miss hugging his neck and feeling his whiskers as he would kiss my cheek.

Love you pop...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

In Lieu of Flowers

We would certainly love any and all consideration from our fine friends, but we respectfully request that you consider making a memorial donation to one of the following charities:

Youth Villages

Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation
St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Thank you,

A great site for my Pop

Westwood Alumni

Hi folks...

Don't know who all is going to come to this site - but I will try to update as I can. April 2nd, 2008 was the saddest day of my life - I lost the greatest father and husband that was ever crafted. The memorial service will be Saturday April 5th. It will be at HEARTSONG CHURCH on Huston Levee near Walnut Grove. Visitation is at 10 AM and service at 11.

All takes place at Heartsong Church. Located 800 N. Houston Levee at Walnut Grove. Phone 755-6332

We want to have a good old fashioned potluck at the church afterwards.

Pray for my mom - she just lost her best friend.

Thanks to you all,

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Friday, November 30, 2007

Guest Book for

Robert Neil Meeks

April 29, 2008
Ann & Family,
The UT Alliance staff notified me about your loss several weeks ago. I have been out of town, but have been thinking of you and praying that you feel God's presence and comfort. May God's peace grow in your heart.

Frankie Wade (Memphis,, TN)

April 27, 2008
to Ann and the family,
I am just now reading about Neil's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. I think the last time I saw all of you together, we were swimming with John and Bucky. Bobby was very little and very cute. Tinker was so sweet. It's hard to believe that time seems so long ago and then it seems like nothing. I am sorry for your loss. I'm sure your sense of humor and memories will pull you through this difficult time.

Connie Shaw (Rossville, TN)

April 13, 2008
Hi Ann,

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. I was always fond of you and him and pray that as you move forward day by day that God will continue to strengthen you. Your memories of Bob will last forever. God bless. Ella Jones (LINC)

Ella Jones (Memphis, TN)

April 12, 2008
Ann, my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that you will trust in the Lord to bring you thru. Bob will always be remembered and never forgotten.
Magnolia Farmer-Butler (Maggie)

Magnolia Farmer-Butler (Memphis, TN)

April 12, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the love of your family and friends and the many memories you have shared.

Sharon Taylor (Memphis, TN)

April 10, 2008
Ann, Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and your family. Bob was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. I am hoping that you will find peace and comfort in the many caring thoughts that are with you now.

Dottie Boggan (Memphis, TN)

April 10, 2008
I'm so sorry to learn about Bob's death. I'll miss seeing him in the History Department at the Library. Please know you are in my prayers.

Patrick O'Daniel (Memphis, TN)

April 10, 2008
Ann, Bobby, and Family:
Chubby lived around the corner from me when we were growing up. He was a few years older so I didn't really know him until he married one of my closest friends. Then I got to know what a wonderful, caring, kind person he was. I know you all will miss him every day and that you will cherish the special memories you hold in your hearts forever. God bless.

Norma Thompson Chanudomchok (San Diego, CA)

April 10, 2008
Ann, may God bless and keep you during this difficult time. Please know that many friends are praying for you and family.
Pam Nickleberry-Brooks/Memphis Public Library

Pam Nickleberry-Brooks (Memphis, TN)

April 8, 2008
Ann, I just received the news today (4-8-08) about Bob's passing. I am so sorry. After seeing you at the library a few weeks ago, I saw Bob in the History Dept. I was so glad to see him and got a big bear hug. He was always nice and had a smile. May your loving memories and God's peace comfort you and your family.
Love, Shelley Houston

Shelley Houston (Memphis, TN)

April 8, 2008
Ann, was so sorry to read about Bob. I remember 18 years ago when I came to LINC, he told me that when he started at the library, he was a 98 lb. weakling. He was a class act. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Ann Boston (Memphis, TN)

April 8, 2008

My grandparents used to live across the street from Tinker and his family on Manson Rd., and we spent a lot of time playing together with the other kids in the neighborhood. I have nothing but good memories of Tinker being a good friend and a great guy. I am sorry that we were unable to keep up with each other over the years, but it sounds like he had a good life and a wonderfrul family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Hal Scott (Cordova, TN)

April 7, 2008
Dear Ann - I am so sorry to learn about Bob's death. Please know you and yours are in my prayers.
You have always been a sweet friend to me.

Karen Skahan (Memphis, TN)

April 7, 2008
I last spoke with Neil at our 40th reunion a couple of years ago. It was so wonderful to renew friendship with such an all around great man. I am saddened to learn of his passing, but I know he has earned his wings and is in a better place. May God bless the family.

Bill Shepard (Southaven, MS)

April 7, 2008
I very sorry to hear of your loss. I knew "Chubby" from the Westwood football team. All of the Meeks family are in our prayers.

David Barnett (Humboldt, TN)

April 5, 2008
My condolences to the Meeks family in your loss. I was in a class with Bob at Memphis State and served in the Robbery Squad with his brother, Guy.
May God comfort his entire family.

Glenn Pitts, Capt. MPD, Retired (Heber Springs, AR)

April 5, 2008
I have many nice memories of Chubby at Westwood. He was such a nice person to be around. May God wrap his arms around your family Chubby and give them peace, for I know he has his arms around you now.

Linda (Foster) Mayo (Southaven, MS)

April 4, 2008
Dear Annie and Bobby,

Robert and I are thinking of you and are here for you. Please accept our deepest sympathies and love.

Echelle Rutschman (Memphis, TN)

April 4, 2008
Dear Ann, I am thinking of you, Bobby and the whole family and praying for the strength and peace that only God can give during a time like this. Love, Kelley

Kelley Moore (TN)

April 4, 2008
Dearest Anne,
I was so sad to hear the news of the passing of your beloved husband. Although I didn’t know Bob well, I know that he was a kind and loving person that brought great joy to you and your family. My heart is with you in your sadness,

Your friend,

Donna Jared (Conway, AR)

April 4, 2008
We are saddened my Tinkers going home to be with the Lord. We know that you will miss him so very much. Now we know why Heaven gets sweeter every day. Our Love to all the Meekses.

Ron & Susan Powell (Memphis)

April 4, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you and your family as you grieve.

Bobby, Vicki, Lori, Alex Black (Mesa, AZ)

April 4, 2008
Please visit the family's website at for more information on the service. Thank you.

Larisa Meeks (Olive Branch, MS)

April 4, 2008
Dear Ann,
We were so sad to hear about the loss of your husband. We are keeping you in our thoughts.

John and Marci (Mullikin) Lambert

marci lambert (memphis, TN)

April 4, 2008
When “Chubby” and I grew-up around the corner from each other in that small housing pocket in the southeastern corner of Shelby Drive and Highway 61, we spent lots of time playing cork ball with Chubby’s next door neighbor Randall Mullins. We spent so much time on the asphalt on Manson road doing that, I’m sure some of the discolored areas on my arms, neck, and legs are due in part to those great times in the sun. We continued being on the same football team at Westwood where Chubby and I did more than a couple of grass-drills for hiccups in our performance during practice. He is one of my fondest memories growing up in that small pocket community. I offer my prayers to his surviving family members. Do remember there is a plan for us all and it appears Chubby has been called home to be with his Lord. Good bless to all. Lee Lawson.

Lee Lawson (Arlington, TN)

April 4, 2008
Dear Ann and Family,
I had the honor and priviledge of having lunch with Bob in the week prior to his surgery. We talked about old times at Westwood and about being a cancer patient, a cancer survivor and our faiths. As all new cancer patients he was filled with questions, some I was able to answer and some that only time would answer. I do know that he was commited to fight the cancer, but little did we all know that it would not be cancer that would take him so prematurely.
I know that today and the days to come will be difficult for all of you but we must all know that God had a plan for his life and the timing of his death. We may never be sure of what that is but we can be sure that Bob left his mark on all of us while he was with us.
If there is anything that we can do to help please let us know. You are in our prayers.
Marvin & Sherry Neely (WHS '64)

Marvin Neely (Olive Branch, MS)

April 4, 2008
I am so sorry for the pain you are feeling now. 'Chubby' was a dear friend of my younger brother Randy Sell and I remember him as a wonderful fun loving quiet gentleman from Westwood. God bless you and give peace and comfort.

Carolan (Sell) O'Neill (Grand Canyon, AZ)

April 4, 2008
To Ann and Bobby and all the family I want to extend my deepest sympathy in the passing of "Chubby". He was a great classmate which obviously cannot compare to the husband, father & grandfather you were blessed with. My prayers are with you.

Sherry Lovelady Curtsinger (Hazen, AR)

April 4, 2008
Our condolences to the Meeks family.
Guy and Don you are in our prayers.

Gene A Moore (GILBERT, AZ)

April 4, 2008
I have thought about Bob many times in the past few years. He worked at Express Courier for some time and was a good courier. Bob was a great guy. I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Sherrie Jones
Express Courier

Sherrie Jones (Memphis, TN)

April 4, 2008
Dear Sweet Ann,
I just can't put into words how my heart aches for you. I know how much you love your sweet husband and how much you will miss him. But what a joyful thought that he is with the Lord and seeing his parents again. He will be watching and waiting for you from Heaven above and seeing how much fun you have on your Friday night sleep overs with the grandkids!
I am here for you if you need anything at all.
Love, Tangina

Tangina Sander (Cordova, TN)

April 4, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will pray that your family receives the peace and comfort needed to get through this difficult time. I've only known Bob for such a short period of time, but I am thankful and feel truly blessed for that opportunity, so many good people walk in and out of our lifes. It is such a blessing for those special ones. God Bless the family.

Rebecca Wilson-Curry (Memphis, TN)

April 4, 2008
I thank you all for your support - I was so lucky to have had such a great father - someone who seems to have had a quiet but powerful impact on so many lives. Everyone who ever met him knew what a sweet and loving heart he had. He was the ideal husband, friend and father and I only pray that I continue to bring the Meeks name as much honor as Dad did.

He left us way too soon - but I can't wait to see him in Heaven when I am called to go.

Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart in remembering his life.

Bobby Meeks (Olive Branch, MS)

April 4, 2008
The lasting gift that any loved one gives us is their presence in our hearts forever. The loving memories of Mamaw, Papaw and three little boys will always be in my heart. Farewell little brother...till we meet again.

Joe D. & Trisha Meeks

Trisha Meeks (Gilbert, AZ)

April 4, 2008
Dear Meeks Family,
I have been praying for Neil and the family since learning of his surgery. Our prayers continue with you in his passing as you come to grips with this great loss.
With deepest sympathy,
Sue (Aderholt) Hardy
(We lived on Manson across the street)

Sue Aderholt Hardy (Atlanta, GA)

April 4, 2008
Bobby, I am Stan Nichols friend Sherry (Jennings). You and I have spoken one or two times over the years on the phone when you and Stan have been together. Stan told me about your Dad's passing and sent me your site. I am SO SO SORRY for your loss. After reading about your Dad I can see why he will be dearly missed by all who knew and especially by all who loved him. I will pray for you and your family. You are in my thoughts. God Bless you all and give my condolences to your Mom. Warm Regards, Sherry

Sherry Jennings (Lawrenceville, GA)

April 4, 2008
I remember Bob as "Chubby". To me he was a "gentle giant" of a man. I didnt know him well, but to his family and all who loved him, i want to express my sincere sympathy. May God be with you all.

Martha Webster[Trice] (Memphis, TN)

April 3, 2008
May the love of family and friends comfort you in the days ahead.

Cheryl (Haynes)Bilton ~Westwood Classmate~ (Houston, TX)

April 3, 2008
I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know he will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to the family. May God's grace and peace be upon you in your time of sorrow.

Westwood Class of 1967

Benny Goodman (Oxford, MS)

April 3, 2008
I am grateful for time I got to spend with Tinker. Our five children, his grandkids and step-grandkids, are going to miss him dearly. To quote little Max, "He was the best guy I ever met"...please keep all of us in your prayers.

Larisa Meeks (Olive Branch, MS)

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