Johnny Dale Meggs

johnny meggs

March 29, 1945 ~ November 11, 2023

Born in: Carthage, North Carolina
Resided in: Carthage, North Carolina

Johnny D. Meggs, 78, of Carthage, passed away, Saturday, November 11, 2023, at home, surrounded by his family.

Born in Moore County, on March 29, 1945, he was a son of the late, Houck and Lucille Meggs.

Johnny met the love of his life, Barbara, in 1962.  They married in 1967 and had 2 children, and over the years were blessed with 6 grandchildren.  He spent his entire life as a devoted family man, and was proud to be a husband, father and grandfather.

Johnny proudly served in the ARMY during Vietnam, as a Combat Engineer, and was awarded a Bronze Star for bravery and valor.

He was a jack of all trades and could do anything.  He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, and wood-working . He was especially proud of restoring his old Farmall tractor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Sam Meggs.

Johnny is survived by his wife, Barbara Carlyle Meggs, of 56 years, son; Christopher (Jennifer) Meggs, daughter: Courtney (Leonard) King; his brother, Larry Meggs; sister, Billie (Gene) Fox; brothers: Pat (Billie) Meggs and Ricky (Tanya) Meggs, and sister: Jan Talley; grandchildren Tyler Meggs, Parker Meggs, Sarah Meggs, Elliot King, Charli King, and Evan King; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 1 PM at Horseshoe Presbyterian Church. The family will receive guests at the home throughout the week.

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Meggs family.

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  1. My sincere condolences to Barbara and Family. May you be blessed with God’s peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. Your family is so blessed to be near together and to be such a close knit family. With sympathy and prayers for all Johnny’s family.

  2. Barbara and Family, please accept my sympathy in the passing of Johnny. Just treasures the many memories you have made through the years. May God bless you and keep you near.

  3. Barbara, Courtney and family, I am so sorry to learn of Johnny’s passing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Courtney, nothing can ever take away having had a good southern Daddy.

  4. Johnny was one of the best friends I ever had. We grew up together along with his brothers and sisters and his parents were awesome.We did a lot of fun things when we were teenagers. When I was away in the Army ,he would go see my Mom and she loved him to pieces. I was so sad when I heard he was having health problems. I just talked to him last week on the phone. He will be missed by so many. He was always the same Johnny every day of his life. So easy going and calming to be around. I loved him like a brother. Prayers for you Barbara and your children and grand children and for his brothers and sisters as well. God Bless and Comfort You All. I am going to miss talking to him so much..::::: Jim Brady

  5. Johnnie was a good ole country boy! Always had a smile wherever you saw him. Barbara you and your family are in my prayers and much love to you!

  6. Barbara and family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one Johnnie, may he rest in peace. May God comfort you and your family during your time of need. Many prayers of comfort to you & all of Mr. Johnnie ‘s family. We know he will be missed by so many people.
    With much sympathy, Vivian & Steve Carlyle

  7. Johnny was always a great friend. We had a lot of great times together. Barbara and family, may Gods Grace, Love, and Peace flood your souls. Although we are 150 miles away, prayers for all…Love to all… Nowell, Pat, and Nikki❤️❤️

  8. Barbara and Family, God blessed you with a good man and now He has a new home in Heaven. It won’t be long we will join him, that is the ones who have accepted Christ as their Savior and Lord and been washed in the blood of the Lamb. We love you Barbara and will remember you in prayer. 🙏🏻♥️

  9. Renee and I wish to express our condolences to the Meggs family for the loss of their loved one. We weren’t fortunate enough to have met Johnny, but he sounds like a wonderful man. I can say as fellow veterans he served his county with distinction and that makes him even more special. You all will be in our prayers. May God bless you all.

  10. Our family is praying for your entire family. I am blessed to work with Jennifer and I have seen how she loves Johnny and her family. Her incredible love is beautiful. We all have been praying for him and everyone close to him. I am new the the Southern Software family, and did not get the opportunity to meet Johnny and he was obviously an honorable, courageous, and loving man. He made an impact on his family in a big way and I hope you all have the sweet peace and rest in the Lords arms. God bless and be close with you all.

  11. Barbara I am so sorry to hear about Johnny! Even though we haven’t seen each other in many years we can still share in times of grief and sorrow. Johnny was a good man and you have had a wondeful life together. I ask God to give you peace and strength in the days to come❣️
    Thinking of you
    Glenda Carlyle Eller

  12. Barbara and Family, Eddie and I was so sorry to read about Johnny. Praying that GOD will comfort your hearts and give you peace. Sincere sympathy, Eddie and Vetres Livengood

  13. Donna and I wish to extend our condolences to the Meggs family for the loss of their loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God’s peace, love and understanding comfort you during this time.
    Our sincere sympathy.
    Steve & Donna Bastarache

  14. Please accept our sincere condolences, and know you’re in our thoughts now and in the days to come as you remember Johnny’s life and legacy.

  15. Barbara, Courtney, and family,

    We were so saddened and sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. He was such a kind, patient, and caring man. His service to our country in the ARMY during Vietnam is a testament to his bravery and willingness to make personal sacrifice for others. Courtney, Leonard, and the grand-kids being able to move back here to spend what was undoubtedly some very special time with him and Barbara was such a blessing.

    May the memories of his strength and love provide you comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Lord,
    Johnny is gone now from this earthly dwelling,
    and has left behind those who mourn his absence.
    Grant that we may hold his memory dear,
    never bitter for what we have lost
    nor in regret for the past,
    but always in hope of the eternal Kingdom
    where you will bring us together again.
    Through Christ our Lord.

    Holding you all in our hearts.

    Lewandowski Family

  17. We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Meggs’ passing. We are praying for peace and comfort for the family during this time of sorrow.

    Our Sincere Sympathy,
    The White Family

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