Richard Duane McMeekin, 53, of Texas City passed from this life Friday, May 6, 2016 in Texas City. He was born December 29, 1962 in Temple, Texas to Duane Edward and Carol Kay Kieffe McMeekin. Richard had many talents and loved woodworking, welding, drawing, painting, and gardening. His 1st love was the water and loved telling stories about growing up in Galveston. At one point in his life, windsurfing was his passion and eventually led him to kayaking. He was preceded in death by his father Duane Edward McMeekin and brother Robert Duane McMeekin. Survivors include his wife of 10+ years, Rhonda McMeekin of Texas City; mother Carol Kay McMeekin of Santa Fe; daughter Amanda McMeekin of Galveston; son Joshua McMeekin of Texas City; stepdaughter Kelsie Elliott and husband Vladimir Diaz of Texas City, stepson Johnathon Elliott of La Porte; he leaves behind, two precious grandchildren Madison McMeekin and Aidan Kimes who loved their Pawpaw immensely; brother Brad McMeekin and wife Deana of Alvin, sister Debra Hubbard and husband Edward of Montour Falls, NY; numerous nieces, nephews, and longtime friends. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at 3:00pm on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Saltgrass Cowboy Church, 5622 FM 646 South, Santa Fe, TX 77510. Arrangements are under the direction of the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas.