Steven E. Meeker Sr.

September 03, 1959 ‒ February 10, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Steven E. Meeker Sr., age 60, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2020 at Mount Carmel Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on September 3, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Eldon and Roberta (Salyers) Meeker.   Steve proudly served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1993 and previously worked for Mighty Auto Parts in Mount Vernon.

Steve was an avid muscle car enthusiast and enjoyed working on them, collecting them and swapping them.  He always enjoyed a good laugh and cherished his time with his family and friends.  Steve will be missed but we will cherish our memories forever.

He is survived by his mother; his children, Amanda (Richard) Butler of Arkansas, Laura (Chad Brown) Meeker of Columbus, Julie (Nick Morrison) Meeker of Fredericktown, Steven (Sally Clark) Meeker Jr. of New York, New York and Shawn (Michelle Ordillas) Meeker of Mount Vernon; eleven grandchildren; a brother, John (Amy) Meeker of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Lisa Meeker of Miami, Florida and Sherry (Rick) Stephens of Westerville; companion, Stephanie Meeker of Westerville and good friend June Vargas of New Jersey.

Steve was preceded in death by his father.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Steve’s name may be made to the wounded warrior project at

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  • our hearts are heavy with sorrow for our son in law (son) steve meeker Sr. and his family especially our grandsons steven jr, and shawn. we cant tell of the loss we are sLove Louffering as steve always loved us as we loved him. GOD BLESS REST IN PEACE!! LLLove mom and dad vargas

  • Condolences are meant to be solemn. I have only known Steve a short time and I doubt that solemn is his style. If the road to Heaven is a straight and narrow path, my guess is that Steve is taking the long way around, probably riding in a noisy t-bucket. God bless his family and remember not the last few weeks. Instead, remember the years of smiles and love Steve had to share.

  • I am so sorry to hear of a loss of Steve I graduated with him and he was a great guy prayers for you and your family

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of a great man. I remember the first time meeting Steve, he was in a Gasser and I thought how in the heck does he drive that thing. Steve is going to be missed by so many of us.
    The day we met, I learned that he was the father of Steven and I remember watching Steven at the high school when my son Zach played in the school band.
    Steve was such a great guy and I truly will miss him at the car shows. Prayers for all of Steve’s family and friends.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I met Steve at PACs when we both worked there. He was in drill Sargent mode one day and noticed I didn’t respond to it like most people did. So he got a little louder. That made me smile, and miss my dad who had passed and was also a drill instructor. He offered to yell at me anytime I needed reminded of my dad. I actually took him up on it a few times. I will miss them both now. God’s blessing on Steve and his family.

  • We will never forget Steve’s wonderful happy way of looking at things. It was always so much fun to be around him. We will all miss him, especially his close family. He is in a better place now, away from the pain and suffering, but we will hold the memory of his sweet smile close to our hearts forever. He was special!

  • I am so sorry to read of your dads passing. I will always remember the laughs we shared at many events. Blessings to all.

  • Condolences to Steve’s family; his mom, siblings and children and grandchildren. He will be missed. His smile, humor and love of family and friends will live on.

  • I am so sorry for your loss! Sending a warm hug to my friend Alesia and her family during this hard time in your lives.

    Katia Porto & family

  • I met Steve at a car show may years ago and thought to myself this guy is funny as heck. The more I got to know him he was more than a funny guy he was a true friend! It’s not gonna be same without him and laughing along with him and his crazy stories. My sincere Condolences to Steve’s family & kids. May God be with you al at this diffacalt time. Steve until we meet on the other side again hope your driving your hot rods and talking with those who already passed on to the cars shows in heaven. Love brother and I’ll miss ya!

  • My deepest sympathy thoughts and prayers to all of Steve’s family. I knew Steve quit awhile just an all out great friend to have had the pleasure to have known. He will be missed by many. R.I.P. my friend till we meet again. God Bless your family.

  • Uncle Steve had such a joy and brightness in his smile and laughter that will be fondly remembered. I miss you all so much and wish I could be there. Know that you are all occupying a huge part of my heart and thoughts, and I love you. I find comfort knowing that he has been met on the other side with open arms and that same bright smile from Grandpa. Peace be with you all.

  • My condolences to Steve’s family. We had always had a lot of fun together and I will forever remember those good times. R.I.P. Steve you will not be forgotten.

  • To my dear brother,
    There has been occasions in which I am at a loss for words. This is not a natural occurrence for me. Yet, here I am trying to convey my thoughts and feelings on knowing I can no longer, fight with you, play cowboys and Indians, with you always having to be the Cowboy. Riding our bikes up and down the driving pretending our 2 wheels (at that time) were our race cars. Later when you were a teen your drove your first car Camaro up and down the driveway as you didn’t have a driver’s license yet. I will never forget your being my chaperone when I we met my now husband when we were a teen down the country road we grew up on (please tell dad he is good man and we are married now).
    I have heard it said, “When a parent dies, you lose the past. When a child dies, you loose the future. When a sibling dies, you lose the past and the future.” That is the grief I feel as your sister-grief for what was past, and grief for what should have been the future.

    I love you my brother- forever.

  • Our deepest sympathies to all of Steve’s family. I remember getting a flat tire in his driveway taking the kids to school one day. Steve was out there and ready to help change that tire in a heartbeat with a smile. He was always giving Justin advice, tips, and tricks on cars and car repairs and offering his help anytime. He truly had a bright, shining spirit. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Sending much love and may peace be with you all.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We are sending Steven, Shawn, June and all of the family all our prayers. Steven and his family was always good to our son Ceth growing up and hanging out with the boys. He always asked about Ceth when we would see him somewhere. God Bless!

  • Son, BROTHER, Husband, Father, Friend and Man-“Family…like branches of a
    tree, we grow in different directions, but our roots remain the same”…Gone, but
    never forgotten.

    With Love,
    John & Amy Meeker