Arthur MeeksFebruary 27, 1930 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 87)
Hurricane – Frank Arthur “Chief” Meeks , 87, passed away peacefully on July 1st, after a
day spent surrounded by those who loved him most at home. He was born on February
27, 1930, to the late Jess and Aileen Meeks.
Arthur started his sales career on the road in the early 1950’s. His first venture was as
a pots and pans salesman going door to door and even putting on dinner parties as a
part of his sales pitch. After almost a decade, he took another sales position with
Kanawha Brick and Block of Charleston where he would stay until the early 1970’s. Art
and Lola then decided to work for themselves and open up a Hardware store on Teays
Valley Road, they would call the store A&L (Art & Lola). Over the years the business
evolved with the times, as did he. Art loved being in the store and took on any task
anyone asked of him. His favorites included bank runs and going to the post office. June
24th, Art celebrated 44 years in business with A&L.
He was preceded in death by his wife , Lola Mae Thornton Meeks, brothers; Jess
Meeks, Eugene Meeks, Gerald Meeks, Jack Meeks, and David Meeks . Surviving; sister
Lucille Meeks Patterson of Charlotte NC, and Joseph Meeks and Sister in law Betty
Meeks of York Town, V; Son Robert Tim Meeks and wife Melissa Neville Meeks and
daughter Tamara Meeks both of Hurricane, WV.
Grandchildren: Trebor Mott and Wife Ashley Mott , Tiffany (Mott) Wickline and Jason
WIckline, Thor Meeks and Wife Leah Meeks , Ariel (Meeks) Tardy and Husband
Weston Tardy of Hurricane, WV. Great grandchildren, Mercedes, Griffin, and Titan
Mott and Hagan and Lola WIckline of Hurricane, WV.
Viewing will be Thursday at Allen Funeral Home on Main Street, Hurricane, WV, from
5:00pm -9:00pm. Funeral services will be held Friday at Allen Funeral Home at
11:00am. Following the service will be the Entombment which will be held at Valley
View Memorial Park.
The Meeks Family would like to thank all the caregivers that have been a huge part of
his life, and to Hospice for allowing his last couple of days to be at ease.
In Lieu of flowers Please make a donation to Hospice, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W. Charleston, WV 25387