James Carl Meeks, age 38 of Olympia, passed away on Sunday, December 26 after a brief illness. He was born on July 31, 1983 in Morehead, Kentucky, to Eddie Meeks and Frances Pergrem. James was a hardworker who loved to farm and work with his horses. Going riding and being adventurous was always a good time to him. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. His children were his world. He loved them so much and was always telling everyone how proud he was. James loved to be under the lights on a Friday night, cheering on his favorite football player, his son Hayden.
James had a charm about him and a smile that would light up the room. He loved his nieces and nephews and never missed an opportunity to get them all hyped up. James was always willing to help someone in need and never expected anything in return. He wasn’t afraid to let you know that he loved you, no matter if he saw you at a family dinner or in a gas station. James was a genuine person that will be missed dearly by those he leaves behind. His family and friends will forever cherish the memories and stories of him and his contagious laughter.
James is survived by his parents: Eddie and Loretta Meeks and Jeff and Frances Montjoy; two sons, Hayden Meeks and Keegan Meeks; two daughters, Aubrey Copher and Mikayla Adams; one brother, John Purvis and his wife, Tiffany; four sisters, Salena Ferguson and her husband, Rocky, Jessica Graham, Leslie Montjoy and Crystal Day and her husband, Jesse; a special someone, Mindy MCCarty (always his wife); several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jim and Betty Pergrem; Paternal grandparents, Carl and Elizabeth Meeks; one nephew, Dakota Carter.
Visitation will be Friday, December 31 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Richardson Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel at the funeral home with Brother Andy Sallee officiating.
Family request that everyone please wear a mask and use precautions.
Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements.