William "Bill" Coates Meeks
Thursday 23rd of June 1960 - Friday 10th of September 2021
Clergy Rev. Tommy Simpson
Rest Haven Cemetery
(Off Park Hill Road), Corbin, KY
William "Bill" Coates Meeks, 61, passed away the morning of Friday, September 10, 2021. Bill was born in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Jack Fox Meeks and Rachel (Coates) Meeks on June 23, 1960.
Bill was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. While at Eastern, Bill was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Bill devoted most of his life to his career. He was employed for over 30 years with Begley Drug/Rite Aid Pharmacy, as store manager. Currently, Bill was employed by 5 Below, as Merchandising Manager.
Bill was a very caring, thoughtful and generous person, who would give someone the shirt off his back. He had the love for real estate. When Bill wasn’t working, he enjoyed visiting his mother, taking walks, reading, and every year looked forward to going to his favorite beach, Isle of Palms, SC, to visit his real good friend Kelle Bellamy, with his sister, Shelley.
Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Rachel Meeks; sister, Shelley (Bill) Maxwell, and brother, Thomas Meeks (Cheryl) and his beloved cat, Lilly. He has three cousins Alan Coates, Diana Coates Holt and Amy Meeks Magruder. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack in 1980 and a nephew William Jack Maxwell.
Visitation for Bill will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 14th at Milward - Man O'War located at 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington. Funeral service will begin at 10:00 am with Rev. Tommy Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in Corbin, KY at 2:00 pm.
In honor of his legacy, Bill’s family would like memorial donations directed to American Heart Association and Lexington Humane Society.
To share a remembrance of Bill or to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.
Bill, what can I say? You were such a good friend to me. I have so many memories of you. You helping me sell Girls Scout cookies in Tanglewood, oh and remember that volcano we built for Mrs. Ladenberger? Those round ice cubes! I will never forget that conversation as long as I live! Or when we spent all of English classes making fun of the way Mrs. Crabtree held her head sideways when she talked. Good times! I wish I could have had one more conversation with you. I wish we could have reminisced about "old times". You were so dear to me. Bill was such a great person. I remember him so fondly. Tom, you and your family are certainly in my prayers.
So sorry about Bill. We had been good friends since college days at EKU, and were roommates at one time. I’m going to miss him.
My deepest condolences to Mrs. Shelly and family. Bill was one of a kind. We will miss you and your humor. RIP Bill
vanoy freeman brucesays
i went to school with Bill in high school. He always seemed to have a smile and a kind heart. Prayers to his family and friends.
Wendy Naylor and familysays
So sorry for you loss. He was so good to me during the pandemic if I need any dissenfecting wipes etc. at the family dollar store, he would always save some for me. Will miss him. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wendy
You will be missed. Bill was a very sweet and kind person. Will always remember you!