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Jake Benjamin Meeks

August 2, 1957 — July 8, 2023


Jake Benjamin Meeks, of Spavinaw,  a tradesman who spent most of his life in the maintenance industry, passed away on July 8, 2023, at the age of 65. Born on August 2, 1957, in Claremore, Oklahoma, Jake leaves behind a legacy that will forever be cherished. Jake was known for his warm and infectious personality. With a big smile that could brighten even the gloomiest day, he had a natural ability to make people laugh. His kind spirit and unwavering positivity were truly inspiring to all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Jake's passion for helping people and fixing things extended far beyond his work; he approached every interaction with kindness and compassion. Throughout his life, Jake held two cherished memories close to his heart. The first was spending time with his sister, Mary. Their bond created countless moments of joy, laughter, and shared experiences that will forever be treasured by those fortunate enough to witness their sibling connection. The second memory that brought Jake immense happiness was fishing. Fishing allowed him to connect with the serenity of the outdoors while embracing the timeless art of patience. No doubt there are countless tales of triumphs and near misses that will be woven into the fabric of conversations for generations to come. Although Jake may no longer be physically present, his impact on the lives he touched will continue to resonate. His memory will live on through the stories shared by friends and family who were lucky enough to witness his vibrant spirit firsthand. In our hearts, his laughter echoes like a gentle breeze rustling through leaves and serves as a reminder of the joy he brought into our lives.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2023 in the Wickliffe Cemetery in Salina, Oklahoma with Pastor Charles Evans officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2023 at Shipman's Funeral Home in Pryor. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service. 

Jake is survived by his son, Jake Meeks, Jr. of Pryor, Oklahoma; daughters, Cindy Meeks of Pryor and Jane Meeks of Virginia; brother, Joel Meeks and wife Peggy of Beggs, Oklahoma; sisters, Sharon Wolf and husband Joe of Salina, Oklahoma, Mary Pasley and husband Stephen of Pryor, Oklahoma, and Regina Earnst of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren, Chrisee, Carl, Nathaniel, Debra, Deakon, Gage, and Zoe; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.B. Meeks and Frances Meeks; sisters, Dollie Etchison and Carolyn Yarnell; brother, Jimmy Meeks; and brother in law, David Earnst. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, July 17, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Center

1204 N. E. 1st St., Pryor, OK 74362

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Wickliffe Cemetery

E0470 Rd, Salina, OK 74365

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