James Alan Meeks, 63, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 in Americus, Georgia, while on a trip preparing for deer-hunting season. He was interred on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at Greenwood Cemetery in Eustis, Florida.
Alan was born Jan. 23, 1956, in Winter Park, Florida. He is survived by his mother, Ouida Caraway Meeks, and father, James Ray Meeks; three brothers, Monte Ray Meeks (Annie), Eddie Keith Meeks and Darryl Mark Meeks (Donna); as well as his wife, Audrey Poe Meeks. He has three sons, Benjamin Alan Meeks (Carla), Mathew Troy Meeks (Maria) and Adam Lee Meeks (Laura); and four grandchildren, Abigail, Alyssa, Kyla and Maverick.
Alan and his brothers grew up in the Ocoee, Florida, community, part of Ocoee Boy Scout Troop 217 in their youth, and he graduated from Ocoee High in 1974. During high school he was active in sports, such as football, and participated in marching band, playing trumpet.
Alan enjoyed serving the area with his work as an air-conditioning technician working at his own company, Common Cents Heating and Air, for many years. He enjoyed outdoor activities including hunting, gardening and fishing.
He will be remembered and sincerely missed by both family and friends.