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Tavares Antwain ??Boo Boo? Meeks, 29, died at 12:28 a.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was

born June 29,

1983, in Lima

to Joseph


Meeks, Jr.

and Carla

Jo Hurley.

His father,

Joseph E.


Jr. (Diane

Robertson) and his mother

both survive in Lima.

His fiancee, LaKrisha A.

Freytag, survives in Lima.

He worked in construction.

He was a 2002 graduate

of Lima Senior High School,

where he played football. He

loved football and all sports.

Tavares had a passion for

sports. His first passion was

karate, and as he got older,

his passion became football.

Tavares won a championship

while playing midget league

with the Bulldogs in 1995.

He also played football with

Lima City Schools. He loved

mentoring and coaching the

Bulldog midget league and

assisting alongside his best

friend, Michael Simpson.

Survivors also include two

sons, Isiaha A. Meeks and

Isaac A. Meeks, and two

daughters, Yazmen Y. Meeks

and Kayleigh A. Meeks, all of

Lima; four brothers, Percy L.

Whiteside III, of Lima, Lamar

Meeks, of Columbus, Joseph

E. C. Meeks III, of Cleveland

and Marquez Pritchett, of

Lima; three sisters, Tenetta I.

Whiteside, Cora Jackson and

Candena Meeks, all of Lima;

two uncles, Michael Hurley

and John (Gloria) Meeks;

four aunts, Deanna Hurley,

Terri (Charles) Tisdale,

Vanessa (Rodney) Watson

and Pamela Hurley; and a

special grandfather, Andre


He was preceded in death

by his material grandparents,

Clifton and Bertha Hurley,

and his paternal grandparents,

Joseph S. and Lena

Meeks. Interment will be in

Woodlawn Cemetery.

Services will begin at

1 p.m. on Thursday at the

Jones-Clark Funeral Home

chapel, Lima.

Friends may call from 4 to

8 p.m. Wednesday, where the

family will be present from 6

to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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