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William Dow Meek, 97, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Midwest City.
Services are at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Phipps officiating. Burial will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Rush Springs.
Dow was born Thursday, May 29, 1919, in Woodford, Oklahoma, to James Burr and Myrtle May (Hill) Meek. He attended Rocky School. He married his devoted wife, Dena B. Gilbert, on Feb. 14, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Texas. The couple raised four children together. After Dena's death, he married Gladys Green.
Dow was a resident of Rush Springs for more than 66 years. He owned and operated Meek Construction for over 40 years. He served as the mayor of Rush Springs, was a member of the Grady County Excise Board for over 20 years and served on various other boards and organizations. Dow was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Rush Springs. He served his country proudly in the U. S. Navy during WWII.
Survivors include, son, Bill Meek and wife Linda, of Shawnee; son, Jay Meek and wife Pam, of Newalla; son, Phil Meek and wife Suzanne, of Denver, CO; daughter, Molly Nye and husband Ronnie of Ada; grandchildren, Carrie Carter and husband Robert of Shawnee; Kirsten Priest and husband Stephen of Ada; Kim Meek of Tampa, FL; Bryan Meek and wife Stacy of Oklahoma City; Kelly Lorance and husband Brian of Ada; and Connor Meek of Denver, CO. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Taylor Priest of Ada; Emma Lorance of Ada; Katie and Chloe Carter of Shawnee; and Austin and Ethan Meek of Oklahoma City.
He was preceded in death by wife, Dena B. Meek; second wife, Gladys Meek; his parents and four brothers, J.C. Meek, Woodrow Meek, Grady Meek and John Meek. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Katherine Cotton, Carmen Smith, Ezella Struble, and Louise Siegfried.
Pallbearers are Larry Meek, Jerry Meek, Kenny Meek, and Kerwin Meek, Jerimy Meek and Bryan Meek.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Arnold May, Conner Meek, Billy Evans, Glen Russell, Buddy Hudson and Gary Langham.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Cargo Ranch, 8895 Coker Rd., Shawnee, OK 74804.
Online condolences may be made to www.callawaysmithcobb.com
Published on February 23, 2017
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