Martin “Marty” William Meeker
March 26, 1948 ‒ December 27, 2018
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