MOUNT VERNON — Steven E. Meeker Sr., 60, of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Mount Carmel Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 3, 1959, in Columbus, the son of Eldon and Roberta (Salyers) Meeker. Steve proudly served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1993 and previously worked for Mighty Auto Parts in Mount Vernon.

Steve was an avid muscle car enthusiast and enjoyed working on them, collecting them and swapping them. He always enjoyed a good laugh and cherished his time with his family and friends. Steve will be missed but we will cherish our memories forever.

He is survived by his mother; his children, Amanda (Richard) Butler of Arkansas, Laura (Chad Brown) Meeker of Columbus, Julie (Nick Morrison) Meeker of Fredericktown, Steven (Sally Clark) Meeker Jr. of New York, New York, and Shawn (Michelle Ordillas) Meeker of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; a brother, John (Amy) Meeker of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Lisa Meeker of Miami, Florida and Sherry (Rick) Stephens of Westerville; companion, Stephanie Meeker of Westerville; and good friend June Vargas of New Jersey.

Steve was preceded in death by his father.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 14, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Steve’s name may be made to the wounded warrior project at

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Steven E. Meeker Sr.


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