Donald Merideth

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Donald G. Merideth, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 12, 1952, in Matthews, Mo., son of the late Owen and Dorothy Menz Merideth. He and Denise Wilson-Findley were married Aug. 31, 1996.

Merideth attended First Christian Church. He was a member of Whitewater Masonic Lodge 417, past master of New Madrid Lodge, member of Moolah Temple, SEMO Shrine Club and Clown Unit, and a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree mason.

He had worked at Noranda Aluminum, retiring in 2003. He was currently maintenance supervisor at Atlas EPS and was the star of the Ellis Battery commercials on KFVS12.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Allen Findley of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Kristi Merideth of Springfield, Mo., Taryn Merideth of Paducah, Ky.; three brothers, Kenny Merideth of Essex, Mo., Carl and Dale Merideth of Sikeston, Mo.; four sisters, Jo Ann Hardin of Kewanee, Mo., Jeris Goetz and Katy Howell of Sikeston, Karen Wade of Cape Girardeau; two grandchildren, Tyler Van Laningham of Springfield and Coen Chustz of Paducah.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira and Gary Merideth.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Masonic rites will be at 7.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.ponderfuneralhome.com.