Jerry Meekins, 76, of Clearwater, FL funeral service is 10:45 AM, Friday, July 20, 2012 at Bay Pines National Cemetery, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, Florida 33774 with American Legion Post # 273 and the United State Marine Corps Military Funeral Honors Team, to officiate.
He was born on January 15, 1936 in Montclair, NJ and died at his residence in Clearwater, FL on July 10, 2012. He lost a 2 year brilliant fight against cancer.
Jerry was a 40 year resident of Florida moving to the local area from Key West, Florida in 2003. His passion was helping other military personnel, having served seven years of service encompassing two separate tours of duty in the United States Marine Corps, including Korea and Vietnam. He was also a former police officer and very proud of this era in his life.
Jerry was the Commander of American Legion, Post # 14 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 6827 and Disabled American Veterans Post # 13, all located in ST Petersburg, Florida.
Jerry is survived by his four beautiful daughters; Jerilyn Bamonte; Cynthia Meekins, Kimberly Shane and Crystal Rowe; two granddaughters; Brittany and Alexis Bamonte and the love of his life and companion, Carol Gray.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to “Heroes to Hometown” local fund; C/O American Legion Post # 14, 1520 4th Street North, St Petersburg, Florida 33704 in the memory of Jerry Meekins.
“God Bless You All”. There will be an additional service at the American Legion Post # 14. Please call for details @ 727-894-7320.
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