American Veteran 04

Edward H. Meckley

August 5, 1930 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 89)


Edward H. Meckley, 89, of Amarillo entered eternal life on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Visitation will be from 6-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. Memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the funeral home. Private family interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

Ed was born August 5, 1930 in Woodstock, IL to William Dallas and Gladys T. Meckley. He was child #6 of 10. Ed attended school in Belvidere, IL and proudly served in the United States Airforce from 1949-1952 during the Korean Conflict. In 1952, he was stationed at the Amarillo Air Base and during this time, he met and fell in love with Ruby Lee Harriss. They married in 1953 in Canyon, TX. In 1962, he established Ed’s Drywall where he worked from ages 32-85. He had high work ethics and expectations for himself and many employees.

Ed was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church. He was a Mason, Amarillo York Rite, and a member of OES for over 50 years serving in many capacities. Ed loved his wife and children. He always had their needs in his heart and mind striving to provide a better life. Ed had a serving spirit and helped many people along the way.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee; sons, David and Curtis; parents and siblings, Dorothy, “Bill”, George, Hazel, “Bob”, Roger and Lorraine.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Lori and husband Todd Merriman; daughter, Pam; brother, “Dick”; sister, Beverly Jane; and many nieces and nephews near and far in which he formed life lasting friendships.

While Ed will be missed, there is infinite joy knowing his velvet heart is healed, he no longer feels that he’s running against the wind and eternal life is his.

The family requests memorials to your favorite charity, “Pass it on”.


February 11, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schooler Funeral Home
4100 South Georgia
Amarillo, TX 79110

Memorial Service
February 12, 2020

3:00 PM
Schooler Funeral Home
4100 South Georgia
Amarillo, TX 79110

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