Doug Meeker, age 63, of Columbus, Ohio died April 12, 2017 following a brief illness. He was born on April 24, 1953 in Hilliard, Ohio to the late Rita and James Meeker. He married the love of his life and best friend, Joy Avery, with whom he shared a strong relationship even though far too brief. Doug is survived by siblings, Debbi (William) Ryle, Mark (Sharon) Meeker, Conni (William) Young and E. Sue (William) Clark; brother-in-law, Ed (Lorie) Avery, sister-in-law, Gail (Jeff) Keller, father-in-law, Doug Avery and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joy Avery Meeker; parents, Rita Jean Meeker and James Edwin Meeker; brother, John Alan Meeker; and mother-in-law, Doris Jean Avery. Doug was a talented cabinet maker working for Custom Coach and Farber Specialty Vehicles. The family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation for care provided by OhioHealth Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Contributions can be made in Doug’s memory to Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Arrangements entrusted to Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society. Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave the family an online condolence.