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Henry Joe Meeks

Obituary Date: Friday, December 17, 2021

Henry Joe Meeks, age 76, of Cleveland, formerly Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. 

Born on November 3, 1945, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Clyde Eford and Mary Corinthia Hurt Meeks. Mr. Meeks was a Veteran of the United States Army having proudly served his country during the Vietnam Conflict in the 1st Cavalry Division. Joe was a lifetime member and former commander of Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720 in Cornelia. He was also a member of Vietnam Veterans of America and the American Legion Post # 16 in Cleveland. Mr. Meeks retired from Johnson & Johnson and Kraft Foods, Inc. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, NASCAR, and yardwork and was a member of Center Baptist Church in Robertstown. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Cheryl Smith Meeks; daughter, Carrie Meeks; brothers, Roy Meeks and James Eugene “Gene” Meeks; and sisters-in-law, Jodi Meeks and Sue Meeks. 

Survivors include his wife, Frances Perry Meeks of Cleveland; stepdaughter, Tammy Okuma (Aaron) of Cleveland; stepsons, Chuck Perry (Starr) of Alto and John Perry of Cleveland; step-grandchildren, Amanda Doubleday (Justin), Charles Perry, Janson Mincey (Nikki), Secrest Daniel (Webb) and Michael Spurgeon (Haliegh); eight step great grandchildren; brother, William L. Meeks of Mt. Airy; several nieces and nephews, numerous other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm on Monday, December 20, 2021, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Michael Wilkes officiating. Interment will follow in VFW Memorial Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Grant Reeves Veteran’s Honor Guard. 

The family will receive friends from 4-7 pm on Sunday at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Homes for Children, c/o, Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, 174 Cornelia Crossing Shopping Center, Cornelia, Georgia 30531. 

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.  

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements. 

Funeral Date
12/20/2021 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
175 VFW Post Rd, PO Box 725, Cornelia 30531