Merlin Meeks

February 6, 1934 - March 17, 2024

Merlin Meeks, age 90 of Rocky Mount went to be with our Lord Sunday, March 17, 2024. He loved the Lord and he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Henry and Ebbie Meeks; brothers, Claude Meeks (Peggy), J.H. Meeks (Betty); baby brother, Donnie; two infant sisters; parents-in-law, Ben and Edith Mullins; son-in-law, Dr. James H. Rucker, Jr.; and two brothers-in-law, Michael Mullins and Bobby Hiatt. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 72 years, Ruby Meeks; daughter, Kathy Rucker; son, Randy Meeks (Bea); grandson, Simon Rucker (Amanda); two granddaughters, Sarah Campbell (Kevin) and Christy Floyd (Steve); great-grandchildren, Eli and Anna Rucker, Brooklyn and Kennedy Floyd; and two sisters-in-law, Melva Hiatt and Kathy Prillaman. A special thank you to Sarah and the other caretakers at Fork Mountain Rest Home for their outstanding love and care. A private graveside service will be held at Franklin Memorial Park with Dr. William Shively officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.