Wyatt C. Meeks, 94, husband of Dorothy Briley Meeks, died Thursday, August 10, 2017, at his home.
Born in Martin County, NC, he was a son of the late Lester M. Meeks and the late Elvira Mizell Meeks.
Mr. Meeks was a member of First Baptist Church and retired from JC Penney with 43 years of service. He was a U. S. Army World War II veteran. Growing up on a farm, Mr. Meeks had a lifelong passion for being outdoors and working in his garden and yard. He was a life member of Claremont Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Sumter Elks Lodge where he served as secretary for 15 years. He was also a member of the AMVETS, Woodmen of the World and the American Legion Post 15.
Surviving are his wife of Sumter; two sons, Thomas J. Meeks of Rockledge, FL and Gary Meeks of Lynchburg VA; two sisters, Melba Jones and Jeannette James both of Greenville, NC; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, T.J., J.B., Richard, Kenneth and Durwood Meeks; and four sisters, Edna Rae Bland, Emma Todd, Jean Knox, and Janie Adams.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 13, in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with the Reverend Bob Calvert officiating.
Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.
Members of the Sumter Elks Lodge will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Elks Lodge Scholarship in care of the Sumter Elks Lodge, 1100 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.