Homer A. Meekins

Homer A. Meekins, 87, of 405 Stowe St., died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.

He was born June 12, 1931, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late Willard and Florence Johnson Meekins, Sr.

He was a 1949 graduate of Kensington High School.

A Korean War veteran, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-54.

Prior to his retirement in 1990, he was employed by Alltel for 41 years as a cable splicer.

He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Lakewood Memorial Post American Legion, Elks Lodge, Viking Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, War Vets Recreation, Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge, Jamestown Consistory, Jamestown Shrine Club, Ismalia Temple of Buffalo and Jesters Court of Buffalo.

Surviving are three daughters: Wendy Walton of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Merrilee (David) Reemts of Omaha, Neb., and Katherine Takas of Treasure Island, Fla.; two stepchildren: Suzanne Buskist of Grand Junction, Colo., and William Buskist of Salida, Colo.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including grandsons: Justin Walton and James Takas, and Michael and Eric Rinaldo.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Patricia Short, whom he married Oct, 22, 1974, and who died Nov. 7, 2001; and a brother, Willard Meekins, Jr.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Tim Phelps will officiate.

Burial will be in Bemus Point Cemetery.

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home where a Masonic Lodge Funeral Service will be led at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 3748 NY-430, Bemus Point, NY 14712, or Shriner’s Hospital for Children or the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may leave words of condolence at www.lindfuneral home.com.