Ronald L. Merideth, 75, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Rock Island, IL died Friday May 17, 2019 at the St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield. Services are 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Burial is in the Alpha Cemetery where graveside military services will be conducted. Visitation is 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home where a memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born April 3, 1944 in Davenport, Iowa to Harold and Rosamond Chandler Merideth. He graduated from AlWood High School.
Ron was a U.S. Vietnam Air Force Veteran serving as a Jet Mechanic in Thailand.
He married Carol Conway February 20, 1965 in Lovington, NM. He later married Jennie Kessinger June 3, 1972 in Galesburg, IL.
He was employed as a Truck driver and Diesel Mechanic for many years and was a member of the American Legion Post #32 in Springfield, IL.
Survivors include one daughter: April Murphy of Springfield, IL; 4 sons: Jeffrey Merideth of Everett, WA; Dennis Merideth of Dandridge, TN; Steve Merideth of Summerville, SC; Andrew Merideth of Las Vegas, NV; 7 grandchildren; his mother: Rosamond Merideth of Aledo, IL; siblings: Miriam Green of Lynn Center, IL; Gene Merideth of Aledo, IL; Jerry Merideth of Irving, Texas; Gary Merideth of Carbondale, IL; several nieces and nephews.
His father and one sister: Sandra preceded him in death.