Dene was born April 14, 1947 at Camp Kilmer, NJ to Wilbert D. Meeks and Louise Cole Meeks. His father was career military, so Dene enjoyed a childhood full of adventures in foreign lands.
Dene is a 1969 graduate of The Citadel and received his Masters Degree in Human Resources Development from Clemson University. He enjoyed a long career as a Human Resource Manager who was dedicated to helping his employees.
Dene is survived by his wife, Donna Eby-Meeks, his children Patricia Meeks Smith and Russell Meeks, both of Centerville, VA and his stepdaughter Keanna Eby, of Columbus, GA. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Meeks Loebs of Murrells Inlet, and was predeceased by his sister Sandra Meeks Billiter. Dene loved spending time with his children and grandchildren; McKinsey, Killian, Peyton, Niya and Tallie. He was a Master Griller who enjoyed preparing feasts for his entire family.
There will be private memorial services for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.lowcountryfuneral.com