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In Memory of

Paul Brownson Meigs

March 6, 1940 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Paul B.Paul B. Meigs passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2015, at the age of 75.

He was born on March 6, 1940 in Milwaukee, WI, to Purdy and Lois Meigs. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM, where he fell in love with exploring the desert, mesas and hunting arrowheads, snakes and artifacts.

He graduated from Highland High School, Albuquerque, NM, in 1958. He enlisted in the US Navy shortly thereafter.

He spent 20 years in the United States Navy and was stationed with his wife and children in Florida,...

Paul B.Paul B. Meigs passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2015, at the age of 75.

He was born on March 6, 1940 in Milwaukee, WI, to Purdy and Lois Meigs. He grew up in Albuquerque, NM, where he fell in love with exploring the desert, mesas and hunting arrowheads, snakes and artifacts.

He graduated from Highland High School, Albuquerque, NM, in 1958. He enlisted in the US Navy shortly thereafter.

He spent 20 years in the United States Navy and was stationed with his wife and children in Florida, California, Maine, Tennessee and Virginia and finally Pensacola, FL where the military sent him to Pensacola Junior College. At PJC he received a Drafting Design Technology degree in 1972. He retired with honors from the Navy as an Aviation Electrician Chief in 1978.

While in the military he was stationed aboard the USS John F. Kennedy. He was aboard the Kennedy when it collided with the USS Belknap on November 22, 1975 off the coast of Italy. He often spoke of the incident as a horrific accident in which several sailors lost their lives.

He was a curious, tenacious and personable individual. He literally never met a stranger. He loved and respected his children and grandchildren. And though he could be as mean as the devil, he had a sweet, soft side as well. He loved fishing, painting and restoring old Camaros.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Cari Shaw (Eric), Pensacola, FL., his son, Scott Meigs, Jacksonville, FL., his sister Peggy Simkins (Don), Los Angeles, CA., his ex-wife, Glennis Angelo (Don), Cantonment FL., and three grandchildren, Austin Shaw, Lindsey Shaw and Morgan Meigs.

A Life Celebration will be held on Monday, April 6th at 10:30 am, with Memorial Service at 12:00 pm at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, Inurnment to follow with Military Honors at 1:15 pm at Barrancas National Cemetery, N.A.S Pensacola.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Lung Association or the Pensacola Humane Society.

Arrangements under the care of Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.
www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com