Meeks, Robert Lee

Robert Lee Meeks, age 80 of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:14 a.m. at Baptist Health Paducah.

He was retired from the security department at the United States Enrichment Corporation, Barkley Regional Airport and Bob Noble Park Paducah. He was also formerly employed by the City of Cairo, Illinois as a police officer during the Civil Rights Movement, Certified Nurse’s Assistant at the Old St. Mary Hospital and a past member of the Stone Square Lodge #5 F & AM, Prince Hall Affiliated.

He served in the United States Army and United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He was preceded by his parents, one son, Ruben Earl Pyles, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include three daughters; Mary J. Pyles, Memphis, TN; Roberta Gaines, Springfield, IL; Brandi Blake, Cape Girardeau, MO; one son; LaRue (Virginia) Douglas, St. Louis, MO; Step-son; Robert (Renita) Pyles of Peoria, IL; four grandchildren; five great- grandchildren and other relatives.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Illinois

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Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published 12:00 AM, Friday May. 10, 2019
Updated 12:33 PM, Friday May. 10, 2019

Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home, Inc.
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Paducah, Kentucky



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