The staff has more than 250 years combined experience as licensed funeral directors.

Gordon D. Cox


Gordon is a native of Muncie and has 49 years of service at Meeks and 52 years total experience in the funeral industry. He is a member of Rotary International, Junto, and has served on many boards such as Muncie-Delaware County Community Foundation and Ball Memorial Hospital/Clarian.

David Cox

Vice President/Chief Operating Officer/Funeral Director

Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Ball State University and a Mortuary Science Degree.  He has been with Meeks for over 16 years. He has 3 children and has been married for over 20 years. Dave is involved with several local organizations including Rotary International.

Patrick E. O'Connor

Director of Funeral Service Operations

Patrick is a native of Union City and graduated from Ball State University in Business Management in 1998 and Mid America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN in 1999. He is a member of Muncie Elks Lodge and Ball State University Alumni Association and serves as the administrator for the Delaware County Funeral Directors Association. He lives with his wife Melissa and their three children Reganne, Colin and Gabriel.

John Emge

Funeral Director

John is from Evansville, IN and moved to Muncie in 1989. He attended Indiana College of Mortuary Science and graduated from Vincennes University’s Funeral Service Program in 1979. He has been with Meeks for over 21 years.

Mike Steed

Funeral Director

Mike graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is from Northern Indiana and has spent over 29 years at Meeks, and has been a member of Crestview Golf Course and Muncie Bowling Association for many years. Mike is also a member of Eagles Lodge F.O.E. #231.

Jerry Miller

Funeral Director

Jerry is a 1992 graduate of Pendleton Heights High School and a 1995 graduate of Mid America College of Funeral Service. His hobbies include motorcycles and music.

Keith J. Warner

Funeral Director

Keith is a native of Northern Illinois and has been serving families for 23 years. He graduated from Judson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management & Leadership in 2004 and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1992. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 23 years and their 4 children.

Nancy Myers

Office Manager

Nancy started with Meeks in 1987. She oversees the daily operations of the office and accounts receivable. Nancy enjoys gardening, decorating, and spending time with her grandchildren and family in her spare time.

Amy Leffingwell

Pre-Planning Specialist

Amy is a native of Muncie. She graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's Degree in History. Amy enjoys writing, traveling and spending time with her family.

Brianna Nice

Administrative Assistant

Brianna graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 2010 and Ball State University in 2014. She enjoys health and fitness and spending time with her family.

Dick Hall

Funeral Service Associate

Dick is a native of Muncie and graduated from Royerton High School. He retired after thirty-two years with General Motors. Dick has been involved with High School athletics for over forty-five years as an official and an observer. He has been an employee with the Meeks Mortuary for over ten years.

Joseph Sutherland

Funeral Service Associate

Joe retired from Sutherland Travel Service after forty plus years. He has been associated with the Meeks Mortuary and Crematory since 2006. Joe and his wife Jolena live in Muncie.

Duane Hobley

Funeral Service Associate

Duane is a graduate of Indiana University, where he received his B.S. and MBA in Business. He owned and managed insurance and real estate agencies for over thirty-seven years. Duane has been an active member of many civic organizations and is currently serving on many boards at Riverside Baptist Church.

Dewayne Loveless

Funeral Service Associate

Dewayne graduated from Blackford County High School in 1972 and has resided in Delaware County for over 35 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 35 years, his 2 children and his 4 grandchildren along with being outdoors.

Charles Casada

Funeral Service Associate

Charles is a native of Muncie and earned a BS Degree in History from Ball State University. He is currently a Lieutenant with the Muncie Fire Department and a Deputy Coroner for Delaware County. He also served for thirty-two years with Ball Memorial Hospital Police Department and is retired from that position. He has been married to his wife Kim since 1982.

Howard "Whitey" Fights

Funeral Service Associate

Howard is retired form Fisher Body in Marion. Whitey served the Yorktown-Gaston area as a pastor for over forty-five years and still enjoys filling the pulpit for vacationing pastors. Whitey resides with his wife Barbara of fifty-eight years in Matthews and is enjoying time with his first great-grandson.