Martin “Marty” William Meeker

March 26, 1948 ‒ December 27, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Martin “Marty” William Meeker passed away Thursday morning, December 27, 2018 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 70.

He was born March 26, 1948 in Galion to parents Richard &Pauline (Arnold) Meeker. After he graduated from Galion High School with the class of 1967, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army in 1968. Marty continued to serve during Vietnam until 1969 and was honorably discharged. He went on to the serve in the Air National Guard from 1974 to 1989 and reenlisted during Desert Storm. Marty then finished his military career at Camp Perry in 1994.

While serving his country he also worked full time at GM, where he worked for over 37 years until retiring in 2006.

Known for his infectious laugh, Marty could be found in any crowd by the mere sound of his full belly laugh. He also never knew a stranger and found a friend in anyone he met. Marty was an avid Euchre player and enjoyed spending the summers camping at Candlewood Lake. But above all, Marty cherished spending time with his family, and will be missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife Marcia R. Meeker; children Missy (Steve) Taylor, Katherine (Anthony) Hamilton, Martin William Meeker Jr. (Denise), Christina (Bryce) Angelo, Michelle (Jim) Dimmerling, Michael (Cindy) Naumann, and Becca (Dan) Meginnis; grandchildren Stephanie, Alexander, Katharina, Almonnie, James, Brett, Trey, Wyatt, and Tyler; step grandchildren; siblings David (Jean) Meeker and Luetta Price; numerous nieces and nephews; and his canine companion Lucky.

In addition to his parents, Marty was preceded in death by his sister Diana Meeker.

The Meeker family will receive friends Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Marty’s life will be held Thursday January 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. Celebrant Dave Robert will speak. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Marty’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Will miss Marty and his sense of humor . He definitely had a hefty laugh that you knew when he was close by . Marty will be remembered as a great friend and co-worker . R.I.P. my friend . May GOD Bless your family .

  • To Marty’s family,
    Marty and I were not only co-workers but his momm Pauline and my mom, Irene were good friends. Marty was such a a great guy. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a neat laugh. Condolences for all of Marty’s family.

  • Words cannot convey this loss of Marty Meeker so the words to say are those of deep felt wishes for all of us that loved him so mat find peace in knowing that Marty is at rest….

    And we shall never forget the warm feeling in our hearts and the smiles on our faces that we shared with him throughout our life with him here on earth.

    May God help us all,
    Patty Meeker Smith

  • Please accept my condolences on your loss of Marty. His family and mine lived on the same street when growing up. I remember when Marty got a brand new Schwann bicycle. It was emerald green and silver with those tassels handlebars. Every kid’s dream. And the city had just laid new asphalt on our street – and closed it off to traffic for several days. Marty rode that fancy bike from morning til night. We would run into one another later in life and resurrect many memories. I will forever miss his friendship and contagious laugh. Marty…May You Rest In Peace.

  • Davina,Dave,Luetta,and all of Marty,s family and friends, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Marty truly was a great guy and a friend to everyone who had the pleasure to know him. Rest in Peace Marty. You will be missed.

  • Just reading about Marty I could hear his laugh in the background
    Lots and lots of co worker memorys and laughs around the coffee pot
    Our condolences to all the family

  • Our condolences for you loss. We also remember with fondness Marty’s wonderful laugh. Ron and Marty worked at GM those many years. He will be greatly missed.

  • Katie,
    So sorry and sad for you loss. Please extend my condolences to the family.
    Mark C Sutherlin

  • Just reading some of the comments, we see a great family man and friend with a great sense of humor and even greater laugh.
    Can’t beat that!
    A man that made his mark and will be truly missed.

    All our sympathy to the family,
    Chris and Mary

  • On behalf of all the members of the Galion High School Class of 1967, we send our deepest sympathy to Marty’s family. I think Marty attended every class reunion, and he was a friend to all. He loved to reminisce about the past. After he would tell a story, he would laugh and laugh and laugh! I have personally known Marty since early elementary school, and all through our classes later, we were usually in the same homeroom because our last names both began with “M”. In fact, our first names both began with “M”, too! Marty lit up whatever room he was in. We will miss him always.

    Galion Class of 1967
    c/0 Marsha (McCracken) Cheesman

  • REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND AND GM COWORKER , WE SHARED MANY LAUGHS AND GOOD TIMES.
    YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY ALL WHO EVER HEARD YOUR CONTAGIOUS LAUGH.
    MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY, YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED .

  • Sorry for your loss! I grew up with the Meeker family but have lost contact with them. Prayers for the families David and Luetta and also Marty.

  • To the Meeker family; I met Mary at the restaurant and shared many laughs together. I found someone that had a bigger laugh than I did! I’m glad I had a chance to see him for breakfast recently. Turns out it was my chance to say goodbye. My deepest condolences . John Martin I will miss him greatly!

  • To Marty’s family~
    We truly enjoyed helping Marty when he came in to our office. He always had a smile, full of laughter and cracking jokes. He was a real character and we will miss seeing him!
    We are keeping your family in our thoughts.
    ~Trisha, Rebecca and the staff at Huntington on Lexington Ave

  • I was so saddened to hear of Marty’s passing. I also was in Marty’s class starting in the 5th grade. My memories of him are very dear…..such a sweet, caring man who loved to talk and share memories and of course, that infectious laughter of his. Luetta, you may remember me as Kathy Beach. I worked with your mother at Galion Community Hospital. She will always have a special place in my heart as one of the most loved individuals I ever knew. You and all of Marty’s family will be in my thoughts and prayers. He will definitely be missed by many.

  • To Marty’s Wonderful Family, I too worked with Marty at GM. He was a most enjoyable soul and it was my pleasure to know him and share many a good laugh with him. Like Johnny, I could hear Marty laughing in the background as I watched his video. He was a great American and I thank him for his years of service to our great nation, he was very proud of that and for good reason. Rest in peace my friend, gone but never forgotten. Thanks to you all for sharing him with us!!