Edwin Keasler Meeks, 82 of Teoc, Mississippi died on December 19, 2022. Funeral services are 12:00 noon, December 21st at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home with Dr. Jim Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation is from 10:30 to noon prior to the service.
Ed was born in Greenwood, MS to the late Ruth and Roy Meeks. Ed attended Greenwood High School where he was an avid baseball player. After high school Ed attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma social fraternity. One of Ed’s most distinct memories was his freshman year, living in Old Main the year that it burned down on Mississippi State’s campus. Ed was a fierce MSU fan and enjoyed listening to and following the bulldog teams for years.
In August of 1963, he married the love of his life, Linda Dycus. They started their life together in Memphis where Ed was employed by Staplcotn. Ed and Linda returned home to Teoc every weekend where they enjoyed the country, the horses, and their families.
It was May of 1964, when they welcomed their first child, Edwin ”Keasler” Meeks, Jr. and soon after his birth moved to Tunica, Mississippi, still employed with Staplcotn. Ed was hired by Production Credit Association (now First South Farm Credit) in Clarksdale, where he would commute weekly between the Clarksdale and Marks locations. In 1966, they moved to Greenwood where they welcomed their daughters, Cissye and Beth. In the late 70’s, Ed joined Provine Sabin and Wiggins where he stayed many years prior to starting his own business, Ed Meeks Real Estate. His wife, Linda joined him there and they enjoyed much success in their business together.
Ed enjoyed many years with his family and friends, and lots of them involved a round of golf. Ed would brag that on the day he turned 68 that he had played golf 68 days in a row. To say he loved the game would be an understatement. Ed was a former President of the Mississippi Men’s Golf Association, a Mississippi Men’s State Amateur Champion, and a former president of the Mississippi State Leflore County Alumni Association. Upon retirement, Ed loved working for Dogwoods Golf Course in Grenada, Mississippi. Ed took great pride in all of his duties, but mostly sharing his passion for the game with so many players, young and old alike.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Linda Dycus Meeks and his brother Roy Arney Meeks, Jr. Ed is survived by his three children, Keasler Meeks of Teoc, MS; Cissye Meeks Gallagher (Jim) of Greenwood, and Beth Meeks Cobb (Nicky) of Madison, MS and seven grandchildren who brought him so much joy. Mary Langdon Gallagher Hardman (Caleb) of Galveston, TX; James “Thomas” Gallagher, III (McKinley) of Chattanooga, TN; Kathleen Gallagher Charlet (Cage) of St. Francisville, LA; Elizabeth Ruth Gallagher of Greenwood, MS ; James Nicholas Cobb, Jr. (Karis) of Starkville, MS ; Russell Owens Cobb of Madison, MS and Caroline Elizabeth Cobb of Louisville, KY. Ed was also blessed with three great grandsons that he enjoyed seeing so very much. Caleb Thomas “Tommy” Hardman, Jr. Williams James Hardman of Galveston, TX and James Thomas “Jack” Gallagher, IV of Chattanooga, TN.
Pallbearers will be Ed Bell, Robert Pannell, Glenn Taylor, Frank Leflore, William Leflore, Reed Hughes, Dale Morgan, Dale Person, Roy McCaleb, Thomas Gallagher, Nicholas Cobb, Russell Cobb, Cage Charlet and Caleb Hardman. Memorials can be made to the Linda Meeks scholarship fund at North Greenwood Baptist Church. The family thanks the many nurses and caregivers at Golden Age Nursing Home that loved our Daddy and Grandaddy so well.