Meredith Wesley "Wes" Jeffries passed away on December 22, 2022, at
Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He was born on May 22,
1946, to Meredith and Eula (Cooper) Jeffries at Jerico Springs, MO. In
1951 the family moved to Manson, WA, where he grew up and went to
school. After graduation, he worked for Lake Chelan Reclamation
District in Manson as a backhoe and heavy equipment operator, welder,
and pump and water specialist. He was forced to retire in 1977 due to
Wes was saved on August 3, 1959, at New Home Missionary Baptist
Church, in Manson, WA, in a revival held by Brother Edd Elliott. He
joined the church and was baptized on August 9, 1959. He was ordained
as a deacon on September 27, 1970. He and his family moved to
Missouri in 1993 where he united with New Hope Missionary Baptist
Church in Jasper County, MO, and later Glade Springs Missionary Baptist
Church near Virgil City, MO, where he remained a faithful member until
Wes married Marcene Budd on June 8, 1969, at Hazel Dell Missionary
Baptist Church near El Dorado Springs, MO, and they made their home
near Manson, WA. They welcomed into their home a son, David Kane
Jeffries, who was born on September 9, 1971.
Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Meredith and Eula Jeffries.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcene; son, David, of the
home; brothers, Gary Jeffries and wife Sheryl of Wenatchee, WA,
Marvin Jeffries and wife Karen of Manson, WA, and Ronald Jeffries;
sister-in-law, Andrea Jeffries of Manson, WA; aunts and uncles, Shirley
Batchelor Of Manson, WA, Patsy Eli and husband Don of Chelan, WA,
Jimmie Cooper and wife Mona of Chelan Falls, WA, Sarah Cooper of
Bothell, WA, and Gene Hoover of EI Dorado Springs, MO; sister-in-law
Linda Kenney of Stockton, MO; brother-in-law Bobby Budd of El
Dorado Springs, MO; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Wes had many health issues in his life and faced them with courage and
grace He had a great sense of humor and was always cheerful and
joking with his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband and
father and a good friend to many as well as being a well-respected church
member and deacon. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.