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Michael Rogers Meerdink, age 63

Michael Rogers Meerdink, age 63, passed away peacefully at his home in Conway, AR on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 following a brave battle with cancer. Mike was born Oct. 4, 1958 in Denver, CO, youngest son of Earl W. & Betty R. Meerdink. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James E. Meerdink, and his grandparents.

He is survived by his beloved wife Rhonda of 32 years, her son Mike Waggoner & family, her daughter Jennifer Waggoner & family, his daughter Amanda Crow & family, his brother William R. (TC) Meerdink & family, his sister Judy L. Simmons & family, and many other extended family members.

Mike loved all of his family deeply, he was “Pappy” to his grandchildren Haley & Riley Coors & Dylan Waggoner, also a beloved brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed by all. He loved his Lord Jesus, his dogs, spending time with friends; he enjoyed working building swimming pools, wood working and listening to rock & roll.

Following cremation, his family will have a private ceremony at Greer’s Ferry Lake.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.


  • Calvin E Milam Posted March 4, 2022 4:57 PM

    papa smurf as we call you and other name to you fly high up there with all are others friend rest in peace my brother and just think of all the places we went gopher

  • Glenda Cranford Posted March 4, 2022 5:24 PM

    Prayers for Rhonda and all who love him from our family.

  • Mike and Rhonda Meerdink Posted March 4, 2022 6:09 PM

    Mike R.I.P
    I will forever love you. I miss you like crazy Thank you for sharing 32 yrs. With myself and being a great dad. While hearts are broken we can fine peace knowing you saw the face of Jesus you will be with us and we will reunite thank you for being a great husband I will remember the bible talks we shared so often and your music you loved so much what a great man you were now you live on in heaven a healed body P.T L I love you baby until we meet again spread your wings thanks for the memories Love you so much. Your loving wife Rhonda

  • Regina Kuykendall Posted March 4, 2022 6:28 PM

    Mark and I are truly sad of a loss of a TRUE friend, we had so many wonderful years of being yours and Rhonda’s close friends, Mark enjoyed the times he got to work and spend with you, his heart breaks. May you forever rest in peace with no more pain, You will truly be missed.

  • Mark kuykendall Posted March 4, 2022 6:32 PM

    He will be missed by his friends who all love to be around, know him for 28 years and we work beside each other always having our back, he was a dear friend. But he now in a better place where he flying high and watching us

  • Connie Harless Posted March 4, 2022 7:03 PM

    I will never forget when I told Mike that he could drive my sports car to go have pizza and he gladly took the keys with a big smile so glad I got
    To meet this fun loving man you will be miss

  • Tony Blythe Posted March 4, 2022 8:38 PM

    Mike was a really good friend from a time gone but never forgotten. Rest In Peace my friend. My sincere condolences and prayers for Rhonda and all of the family.

  • Kim Renner Sword Posted March 4, 2022 9:38 PM

    Rest In Peace from my friend… you’re gonna here the best rock n roll in heaven…

  • Gary Hester Posted March 5, 2022 9:56 AM

    Go rest high on His mountain

  • Connie and Jim Bauldree Posted March 5, 2022 10:32 AM

    Til we meet again sweet friend

  • Danielson Phyllis Posted March 5, 2022 11:09 AM

    Prayers for comfort and healing for you and your family Rhonda. I can only imagine the loss you must feel, i hope overtime you can focus on the wonderful memories you and Mike have shared. Love you!

  • Ashley Hester Posted March 5, 2022 7:11 PM

    RIP Mike. My father spoke endlessly of you when I was growing up. I’m so glad you two got to reconnect. You are forever loved and missed. May you be in peace and good health, watching over your family.

  • Connie Harless Posted March 6, 2022 4:59 AM

    To my sweet sister and best friend I’m so glad I got to meet Mike his eyes lite up when he got to drive my car to go eat pizza he was a loving person BJ and I will continue to pray for you and your family Love you

  • Donald w Hester Posted March 6, 2022 5:45 PM

    Words cannot express the loss i feel. We almost made it to 48 years knowing each other. There is not a day that I won’ t think about all the good times we had. You were the most gentle person I’ve ever known. I love you and will miss you. rest in peace. God bless you and your family

  • Don (and Karen Hester) Posted March 6, 2022 10:41 PM

    Meerdink, we almost made it knowing each other 48 years, I will always treasure that. From the first day we met, you had just moved from Colorado, we hit it right off in school. Always together. You were the best friend anyone could ever have had. The gentlest person I knew. I feel selfish wanting you still here with us but I know you’re not suffering anymore. I miss your smile. I hope you’re looking down watching over us and smiling from Heaven with Rupert by your side. Maybe our days will then be brighter. Good Lord willing, we’ll meet again and be the best of friends again. I love you and I miss you.

  • Kathy MCcallister Posted March 10, 2022 2:20 PM

    My condolences to Tyco

  • Kathy MCcallister Posted March 10, 2022 2:21 PM

    My condolences

  • Kathy MCcallister Posted March 10, 2022 2:22 PM

    So sorry for your loss

  • Kelly Waggoner Posted March 13, 2022 5:15 PM

    Your loss will always be felt. Thank you for be a great Pappy to Dylan. And I’ll treasure talking music with you.

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