We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home
Jack Lee Meek, 91, of Findlay, Ohio passed away early Thursday morning, July 28, 2022 at home with his loving wife Nancy by his side. He was born in Findlay on April 30, 1931 to the late Dexter and Violet (Brown) Meek. He married Nancy Carol Bame who survives with their children David Meek of Corning, NY, Dennis (Susan) Meek of Westerville, OH, Kathy (Keith) Dierking of Warner Robins, GA, Lisa (Gary) Rozelle of Findlay; 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by twin sister Patty Yoder and sister Bernadine Clements.
Jack was a 1949 graduate of Findlay High School and attended Bowling Green State University until joining the Marine Corps in 1951. He served as a corporal in Japan during the Korean War and continued in the Marine Reserves until 1956. Jack started work at Marathon Oil Company in 1954 and worked there almost 39 years until his retirement in 1993. Jack met Nancy at Marathon, marrying in June, 1955 and so just recently celebrates 67 happily married years. They were members of First Lutheran Church where he served as deacon, enjoyed Bible studies, and often ushered. He was a proud father and loved traveling and music, making sure the family had many vacations and that his children had a music education, always attending their performances. He had many interests including gardening, fishing, tennis, biking, FHS sports, and Riverside summer concerts. He was a past member of the Exchange Club, and was active for many years in the Hancock County Naturalists where he indulged a love of bird watching.
Visitation will be at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay Thursday, August 4, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm with the funeral at 1:00 pm followed by burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.