Henry Thurman Meeh, age 59, a resident of Lawrenceville, Georgia, for the past 12 years, died suddenly on July 13, 2012. Known affectionately as "Buster" to family and friends, Mr. Meeh was born on July 15, 1952, in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from Irmo High School in South Carolina and from Averett College in Danville, Virginia, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from February, 1971 to December, 1974. Buster was a loyal and faithful employee of Norfolk Southern Railway for 32 years and most recently worked as Manager of the Weigh Billing Department. Always the "life" of the party or any social gathering, he never met a stranger. He will be remembered for his friendliness, his magnificent sense of humor, and his love of a good joke or prank. He was both liked and loved by all who knew him, and there were no limits to his kindness, compassion, and generosity. His heart was truly golden. An avid fan of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, football season will not be the same without him. A man of unquestionable character and integrity, he was honest and trustworthy and possessed values that earned him the admiration and respect of all who knew him. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Buster was also a great American who was passionate about his country and was intellectually aware and knowledgeable of current, political, business and, cultural events impacting our world. Left to cherish so many wonderful memories of Buster are his loving and devoted wife of 28 years, Donna Smith Meeh; his son and buddy, Chadford Thurman Meeh; his daughter and Daddy's girl, Shannon Elizabeth Meeh, all of Lawrenceville, Georgia; father, Frederick Paul Meeh, Sr. of Chapin, South Carolina; brother, Frederick Paul Meeh, Jr., of Columbia, South Carolina; sisters, Karin Elmgren Huusko Michael and Dolly Meeh, both from Chapin, South Carolina; sister, Carol Elmgren Hollingsworth of Irmo, South Carolina; sister, Chris Elmgren Ruffin Ron, from Gatesville, Texas; mother-in-law Clarace Parker Young of Gainesville, Georgia; a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and special friends. Preceding Mr. Meeh in death were his mothers, Nellie Joyner Fisette and Dorothy Britt Elmgren Meeh, and his great-niece, Winter LeNoir Bradberry. Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service to honor and celebrate Buster's life is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home at 1031 Lawrenceville Highway. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial gifts in Buster's honor be made to the American Diabetes Association

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  1. Dear Donna, Shannon, Chad, & Family,
    We were very, very sad to hear of your husband/dad’s death. Know that we are praying for you and will do our best to be at the funeral. We love you and send our hugs. Debbie and Dan

  2. Donna,
    There are no words to convey the heartache I feel for you and Chad and Shannon. I offer you my prayers in hopes of finding peace and solace. Know that I am with you in spirit and you and Buster will always be in my heart.
    Leslie

  3. Dear Donna and family: How my heart breaks for you. I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I will not be able to attend the wake or the funeral as my elderly aunt in Connecticut passed away on July 13 and we will be flying up on Monday for her funeral. You know that you are one of my favorites at work and that I will keep you in my prayers. Love, Eileen

  4. What a guy, but you already know that! When Buster drove through the neighborhood, he always had a smile and always had a “wave” for everyone. What was so special about that wave was the fact it made us feel special and it came with sincerity. His wave was not just the compulsory “how are you” wave. His wave was genuine much like him, when he waved hello he was asking “how’s your day”, or “how are you”. His wave would brighten my day, would make me feel very special, and let me know someone genuinely cared. We will always remember him driving past our house, will remember his smile and his wave is indelibly etched into our heart. We are all blessed to have been touched by Buster and are better people because of him. Much love to you all

  5. Donna and Family,
    I was so stunned and saddened to hear about Buster. I have so many great memories of Buster and Fred. I always thought of Buster as a big brother. Buster always had a positive outlook on life and many of us benefited from spending time with him. Buster loved to tell the stories of the many adventures of Fred, Frank and Tom. There are certainly no words that can express my sympathy. Buster was certainly an inspiration in my life. I will surely miss him.

  6. Donna, Chad & Shannon ~ No words can express the sadness that is felt at a time like this. Just know that you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Although I’ve never met Buster, I know he was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. Keep all those wonderful memories alive in your heart.

  7. Donna and Family: I was heartbroken to hear of Buster’s passing when I arrived at work this morning. He was a great friend and pal while he worked here in Roanoke. I always enjoyed the laughs, lunches, and down to earth talks we used to share. I know how special you and his family were to him. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and the children in the days ahead. Danny Fainter

  8. He certainly has never met a stranger. He was always friendly and kind. He leaves behind great memories as comfort for everyone. Bless all of you.

  9. Donna and Family- I was deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of Buster’s passing. He was a ray of sunshine every morning. We shared a Clemson-USC rivalry, and he could always make me smile. He was just a joy to be around. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

  10. Donna, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. After reading about him, I am sorry that I never got to know that great man of yours. Amber talked about you all last week and said she really liked you – our prayers go out to you and your family.

  11. Donna and Family,
    Buster was a good man with a wonderful personality. It is true; he never met a stranger. May the Lord continuously bless you and keep you with sweet memories of such a special man.

  12. Upon hearing this sad news, I was comforted by the fact that myself and my co-facilitators had the pleasure of recently spending time with Buster while he was in Norfolk attending NS Thoroughbred School. His warm smile and uplifting personality will be sorely missed by all. My sincerest and heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

    RIP, Buster. I am a better person for having made your acquaintance while working at NS.

  13. Donna and family,

    Buster is truly one of a kind. His willingness to work with others and the joy he brought to those who worked with him will always be remembered. It was a blessing to know him. Your family is in my prayers, may God provide the strength and comfort that you need.

  14. Donna, Chad & Shannon,

    Words will neaver be able to express or measure the loss felt by the sudden passing of Buster. On a daily basis, he touched us with his smile, sense of humor and bigger than life personality. His spirit will live on through each of you. The Golden Thread of Life and the Memories of Buster, is a Blessing and a true Gift. God now has a special Angel that will Lovingly watch over you Forever.
    God Bless.

    As a Friend, know that I am here for each you and will help any way that I can.

    Love,
    Helen Schweda

  15. Donna and Family
    Buster will be missed by all who knew him. He was a great friend. If anyone ever needed a helping hand, he was always there. We enjoyed going for coffee each morning at work. His quick wit and humor made a great start to the day! I can’t think of a day when Buster didn’t bring a good laugh into our lives. He will be missed. My heart and condolences go out to you and your family.

  16. Donna, I’m so sorry for your loss. The beautifully written obituary speaks volumes about what kind of man Buster was. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    David Dews

  17. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest assured that even in our darkest times, the Lord God holds us in His hands. I know this to be absolutely true.

  18. Donna, Chad and Shannon,

    My heart breaks for you and your loss. As many have mentioned, Buster was one of a kind and was a genuine, kind soul. He always met you with and smile and ready to help even if it was holding a door. He always made eveyone else seem like they were the most important person in the room. I didn’t see Buster everyday since his move to RWO but we would run into each other occasionally. I was in a meeting with him 2 weeks ago and I’m grateful we took the time to catch up for a few minutes. He was a true family man and loved you dearly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  19. I came to know Buster about three years ago. We worked on the same floor and our paths would cross while getting coffee. Just like all the other condolences, Buster became my work friend because he was a friendly and genuine man. I loved joking and laughing with him.. he made it easy. We recently were in Norfolk together for T-School and had a fun and enjoyable time.. mainly because of his funny, lovable personality. I am praying for the family he left behind. He is one of the good ones, and there are not enough of those types left these days. I will miss him terribly.

  20. Donna, I am so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting him I know he must have been very special from the beautiful words in the obituary. I will try to be there on Tuesday. Just know you & your family are in my prayers.
    Love, Kathy

  21. Dearest Donna and children, I know you have some sweet memories of your Dad. Cheerish them forever. I love your Mom so very much. My prayers are with you. I am so sorry I’m not there with you. May God Bless all of you.

  22. Donna, Shannon, & Chad,

    May the peace of God hold you close. Buster’s railroad family will have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Donna,
    Buster was a very good friend of mine and many others as well and he will be greatly missed. Please find comfort knowing Buster is in Heaven and you will be one day reunited with him forever. If there is anything I can do for you and your family now or anytime in the future I would consider it an honor.

  24. Donna and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear the tragic news about Buster. He was one of a kind. Buster always had a smile and hug for everyone. He had a way of making us all feel special. His Norfolk Southern family will miss him so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Buster’s family and friends.

  25. Donna, Chad & Shannon,
    I was shocked and saddened to my core today when I heard of Buster’s passing. I didn’t know him long, but after just a short time in Norfolk together and small chats since then, I felt like I knew him a lot longer. He often would talk about his wife and kids. Having small children of my own, I’ll never forget the emotion he had when reminiscing about his own when they were younger. The endless love he had for his family was obvious. He was indeed one of a kind and without doubt a great man and an inspiration to us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this trying time. God bless you all.

  26. Buster will always be remembered as the fun loving guy you love to have around. We surely loved he & Donna as they were great friends during our times together mainly in Roanoke, Va.. We are terribly saddened & Donna & family will always be in our prayers

  27. To all family and friends,
    I am so sorry to hear of Buster’s passing, what a great loss.
    I worked with Buster for many years and know how kind and genuine he was to everyone.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    May wonderful memories bring you peace.
    -Diane Gravitt formerly Buxbaum

  28. Dear Donna,

    you are in my prayers and I know that the Lord will be with you through this. You’re a wonderful person and you have the love of all your friends and coworkers. Love, Melissa

  29. My prayers are with each of you. Buster never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone. People that did not know his name knew his smile. God Bless his family.

  30. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sadness. We will miss Buster every day at work. I will keep you all in my prayers for comfort.

  31. Donna, I am so very sorry for the loss you and your family have experienced. It saddens me so to know the pain and sorrow you are all going through. I am fortunate to have experienced that bear hug and kiss on the neck. Buster was truly a wonderful, hilariously funny and kind man. He will certainly be missed by many, many people. Time will ease the pain, but thankfully, the wonderful memories you have will stay with you forever. Cherish them and cherish each other. Please know that I am here to help in any way you or Shannon or Chad need for me to. I’m as close as the phone. I love you all.

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