Monday, August 13, 2012

Remembering Don Meckley

Don Meckley was a sincere Bible student.  He would often stop by my office loaded with questions.  Sometimes he stopped in to drop off an article that really sparked his interest from the "Baptist Bread" devotional.  He loved his family, he loved his church (Mt. Zion Baptist Church), and he was a good worker especially with the church's Bible assembly ministry.  He loved the book of Revelation, and read just about every commentary I loaned him.  We miss him, but at the same time we are glad to know that his sins have been forgiven by the Lord Jesus Christ.  We look forward to the glad reunion day!

Below is a copy of his obituary:

WINDSOR Donald E. Meckley, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 10, 2012, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born September 9, 1936, in York, the son of the late Harry and Gladys Meckley. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1957. He retired from Stone Container Co. in 1998, after 29 years of service. Donnie Meckley was a member of the 12th Ward Democratic Club and Mt Zion Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, bowling, and hunting. A visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York, with a memorial service to follow at 1:30 p.m. His pastor, the Rev. Ronald Starr, will be officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors by the York County Veterans Honor Guard at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. Donnie is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Shirley A. Meckley; a brother, Maurice and wife, Elfie Meckley of Killeen, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, ConSandria (Sandy) and James Parker, Sr. of Wrightsville; son and daughter-in-law, Laverne and Bernadette Meckley of Dover; grandchildren, Melissa Seifert of Red Lion, and Alan Tyee Meckley of Dover; stepgrandson and wife, James and Courtney Parker of Dover; step granddaughter, Leanne Wallace of York; a great-grandson, Taylor S. Seifert of Red Lion; six step great-grandchildren; and various nieces and nephews. Donnie Meckley was preceded in death by brother, Charles Meckley of York. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 924-N Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403. KefferFH.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on August 13, 2012

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