COY ALSON MEEKS, JR.September 21, 1939 – April 19, 2022Coy Alson Meeks, Jr. peacefully passed away at the age of 83 on April 19, 2022, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He is predeceased by Jane Rogers Meeks, his beloved wife of many years. Coy will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Karen, Robin, Tracey Meeks-Pace, and Kristin McAtee; his son-in-law Stephon Pace; his grandsons Joshua, Jeremy, Jordan, and Jayson; his sisters Linda, Jennifer, Tina, and brother Michael. He is predeceased by his older sister Patricia. He has a multitude of cousins, nephews, and nieces that were touched by his life. Coy was born in Bakersfield, California, on September 21, 1939, to Lillian Ross and Coy Alson Meeks, Sr. He joined the Air Force at a young age. Although he was a fervent supporter of America, he also needed to stay out of trouble. He told that story often! He earned the rank of Technical Sergeant (TSgt), retiring after 25 years. The Air Force afforded Coy a wonderful life to travel around the country with his first wife, Elsie Corrine, and daughters. Visiting many Western national and state parks was just the start of Coy's love for adventure and travel. Bemidji, Bad Medicine, Yellowstone, Lake Louise, and White Sands were just a few of his favorites. After the Air Force, Coy went on to work for McDonnell Douglas and eventually ended up at SAIC working at the Los Angeles AFB in satellite technology. During this time, he met his second wife, Jane Rogers. Coy and Jane retired to Oklahoma, Jane's home state. Coy became an avid Harley-Davidson rider who loved traversing the countryside with his friends. Over 75,000 miles together creating deep friendships. And that is what Coy had with this incredible group of friends he referred to as a 'bunch of biker trash'. But they were anything but that. They were his treasured friends who traveled to South Dakota, Washington, and Georgia. The rain suit story is epic!Coy was a lifelong Dodgers fan and loved sports. He enjoyed the San Francisco Forty-Niners, USC Trojans, and the Oklahoma Sooners. DIRECTV will surely miss his sports subscription package. He also loved his dogs and cats, was a fantastic photographer, and loved technology. If it was new and launching, Coy was in the know. If you knew Coy, networking, computers, and all things Apple were part of the conversation. Music was a part of Coy's life. So many genres got Coy's foot-tapping, be it R&B, Funk, Blues, Gospel, or County. War, Andre Crouch, and BB King were definitely on his playlist!But let's not forget his love of politics - prayers up for those on the wrong side of his discussion points! To know Coy is to realize he had a point of view. Sometimes it was unwavering, but he was also open to new ideas and learning about the world around him. Things you might not know: his best friend in the world was Herbert Holman; he played a fantastic game of fastpitch softball; he was a stock car drag racer, and the name of his car was the Scrapper; his nickname was Goose. This past year, Coy battled with serious medical issues, but he showed courage and even had a sense of humor while facing this life challenge. Despite being in pain, Coy came out a hero and stayed strong until the end, and in true Coy fashion, he passed away on his terms and in his home, as he wished. In Coy's honor, on May 19, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., the viewing will be held at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, 1401 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106. On May 20 at 10:00 a.m., the Graveside Service with full military honors will be held at Arlington Memory Gardens, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73141.