Services for James “Jimmy” Grover Meeks, age 69, of Farwell, TX will be held at Hamlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Farwell, TX at 2:00 pm (CDT) on Monday, March 21, 2022. Rev. Bobby Atwell will officiate and Rev. Lupe Acevedo will assist. Burial will follow at Sunset Terrace Cemetery in Farwell, TX. Pall bearers will be Brad Atwell, Kip Atwell, Chase Meyer, Nathan Richardson, Nicholas Richardson, Brydon Von Hoene, Casey Meeks, Landon Meeks, and Justin Meeks. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Johnny Beevers, Larry Erwin, Carl Goettsch, Steve Meeks, Billy McIntosh, Jory McIntosh, Trenton Meeks, Stuart Meyer, Dean Stovall, Garhett Von Hoene, Greg Von Hoene, Kyle Yell, and Terry Yell.
Jimmy passed peacefully from this life to the next on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, with his family by his side. He was born on September 7, 1952, to Grover Wallace and Doris Francel Stovall Meeks in Clovis, NM. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Albuquerque, NM. They relocated to Farwell when he was in the fifth grade, where he lived for the remainder of his life.
Jimmy grew up attending the First Baptist Church of Farwell where he learned to love the Lord. His sweet nature and kind heart exemplified his Christian upbringing.
A graduate of the Farwell Class of 1970, Jimmy enjoyed all sports and during his high school years was a proud member of the 1969 Steers Football 3-A District Championship team and the 1970 Steers Basketball Bi-District Championship team.
Jimmy married his high school sweetheart, LaWanda Lue Yell, on August 1, 1970 at the First Baptist Church. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2020. He devoted his life to his family and his work. He was so proud of his two children. In 1973, Cindy Lue was born on August 2 and on June 15, 1979 James Scott completed the family. They were the light of his life. During these early years he completed a four year carpenter apprentice program at Clovis Community College and became a Master Carpenter with Local Union 1245. Through the years, he remodeled many homes in the area and built schools, hospitals, and other commercial construction projects in Clovis and at Cannon Air Force Base as a Superintendent. He had unlimited energy. At 26 years old, he built his home in Farwell at nights and on weekends after working at his regular job during the week. He gave selflessly of his time and skill to his family and others in the community. With his love of carpentry, Jimmy continued using his skills throughout his life, carrying on his family’s legacy. He was still busy with a project when God called him home.
Jimmy was all about having fun. He was blessed with three granddaughters: Zoë, Maggie, and Emmery, and they brought him so much joy. The kid really came out in him when they were in town to visit. He enjoyed singing country songs on any outing with his granddaughters. He built Zoë a playhouse when she was three years old. Maggie drove the streets of Farwell with him in his pickup when she was eleven years old. He had to get Emmery a sloth for Christmas that could record what she said. (She loved it!) The girls brought so much fun and laughter through the years.
Survivors include his wife, LaWanda of Farwell; one son, Scott (Jodi) Meeks of Dalhart, TX; three granddaughters, Zoë, Maggie, and Emmery Meeks, all of Dalhart, TX; sisters Virginia “Jeanne” Morton of Lubbock, TX; Linda (Bobby) Atwell of Arlington, TX; Debbie Richardson of Farwell; Donna (Stuart) Meyer of Farwell, and brother Paul Meeks of Farwell; sister-in-laws Vonnie (Billy) McIntosh of Texico, NM; Judy Sandoval of Clovis, NM; and brother-in-law Terry Yell of Farwell. He was blessed with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Doris Meeks; one daughter, Cindy Lue Meeks; and one sister, Tonya Von Hoene.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Farwell Education Foundation, PO Box F, Farwell, TX 79325.
James (Jimmy) Grover Meeks (September 7, 1952 – March 15, 2022)
Husband, Dad, Granddad will be forever loved and missed.
Go rest high on that mountain,
Son your work on Earth is done.
Go to Heaven a-shoutin’, love for the Father
and the Son.