Richard A. Meeks, 72

OSWEGO, NY – Richard A. Meeks, 72, a resident of Oswego, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at his home with his family by his side.

Richard A. Meeks

Born in Mexico, NY, he was a son of the late Forrest and Zirita (Bloodgood) Meeks and was a graduate of Mexico High School.

Mr. Meeks was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam from 1969-1970.

He attended Barber School in Syracuse and was employed with Nestles and bartended at the VFW #2320.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW #369 in Mexico, loved to play the drums in his younger years and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, the former Debra Scheirer; four children, Patrick Robert of Mexico, Charles (Mary) Searor, Rhonda Parker and Melissa (Michael) Parker all of Oswego; two brothers, Forrest (Karen) Meeks of Mexico and Daniel Meeks of Lake Tahoe, California; a sister, Sherry Greer of Mexicol; four grandchildren, Nicholas Searor, Alyssa Searor, Emma Searor and Grace Taylor.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Donna Donovan Abulencia and Norene Avery.

Richard will be remembered as “a friend to all who knew him.”

Military graveside services will be held on Wednesday at noon at the Mexico Village Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mexico VFW #369, PO box 1001, Mexico, NY 13114 or the Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego NY 13126.


  1. Sincerest Condolences to the Meeks Family. I knew Richard several years ago from the VFW 2320 in Oswego. He was a kind and caring man. He has earned Eternal Rest In Peace. ????????

  2. Richard and I were drafted on the same day in January 1969. We trained together at Ft. Dix. Rest in peace Soldier.

  3. I also experienced basic training with Richard. We were in the same platoon but never got to know one another well as we were in different rooms in our barracks. Yet, I knew him as one of the platoon. What a misery that winter was for all of us. I am happy that he had many good years since the Army and feel he must have been grateful as well to have survived Vietnam. My condolences to his entire family.

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