John “Tim” Timothy Meetze

John “Tim” Timothy Meetze

John Timothy “Tim” Meetze

July 9, 1965 – January 11, 2016

WILSON – On Monday morning, January 11, 2016, Tim Meetze, 50 of Wilson passed away at home after a 16 month battle with Stage IV Lung Cancer.  He was employed with Contract Erectors Inc. as a Foreman & crane operator.  He served 4 years in the Marines in the early 80’s.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Joanne Tankersley & mother-in-law, Alta Ruth Burgess Spain.

Tim is survived by his wife of 14 years, Carol Burgess Meetze of the home, his doggie daughters, Hershey, Summer, Sassy, & Magic.  Special family, Andy & Rhonda Thompson of Lexington, SC, his father, John Meetze (Sherry) & son, John E. Meetze, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews.

Carol would like to thank Dr. Scott Smith & his staff from Southeastern Medical Oncology Center, Dr. Margaret Metts & her staff from Wilson Radiology Oncology, & Amy, Stacey, & Paulette from 3 HC Hospice for their excellent care during Tim’s sickness.

Flowers welcomed or contributions may be made to the American Lung Cancer Association in memory of Tim Meetze.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 14, 5:30-7 pm with a celebration of life service to follow at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, & other times at the home.

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