CINCINNATI — John Alvin Meek, 74, formerly of Rio Grande, died at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, March 30. John was born on November 1, 1942, in Wayland, Ky., to Samuel Jones Meek and Johnnie E. (Daniels) Meek. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Sammy Lee Meek, and sister Joanna Corfias. John is survived by his first wife, Wilma and their daughters: Valerie, Becky, and Sarah; his current wife, Karen and their daughter, Samantha, step-children Don, Chris, and Angie. John is also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all of the Cincinnati area. He is also survived by sisters: Bette (Rudy) Gierich, Springfield, Va., and Mary (Joseph) DiSantis, Bidwell; brothers: William (Martha) Meek, Battle Lake, Minn.; Thomas (Jean) Meek, Gallipolis; Kenneth Meek, Gallipolis; and many nieces and nephews. John graduated from Rio Grande High School and entered the U. S. Army. He was an avid and well-known professional singer and musician for 40 years in and around the Cincinnati area. John will be deeply missed by his many family members, friends and fans. There will be no services, but a memorial will be held later at the family's convenience.
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