Bobbie Meeks, 73, passed away January 12, 2013 in Bowie. He was born August 29, 1939 in Exeter, CA to Spurgeon and Violet Tucker Meeks.
Bobbie graduated in 1958 from LaPoyner High School.
Bobbie served in the United States Air Force from July 1958 to June 1962, the United States Navy from August 1962 to August 1966, the Army National Guard of Texas from April 1978 to May 1990, and the United States Army Reserves from May 1990 to August 1999.
Bobbie started BARCO Heating & Air Conditioning Company in July 1973 and has been serving the community ever since. He also enjoyed ranching, gardening, reading and bowling.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Spurgeon and Violet Meeks, his son James L. Meeks and wife Antylia F. Meeks.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Polly F. Meeks, son John W. Meeks and wife Cindy, daughter Leslie D. Meeks, granddaughter Caedmon Meeks and grandsons Kylan Meeks and Bradon Meeks, one great-granddaughter, and sisters Shirley McCarty of Dallas and Barbara Curtis and husband James of Athens.
Visitation for Mr. Meeks was held Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 6-8 P.M. at Shaw's Funeral Home. Funeral Services were Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Bowie with Lonnie Moore officiating, internment followed at Briar Creek Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted Shaw's Funeral Home.
Glenn Harold Bolyard
Athens - Funeral Services for Glenn Bolyard, 62, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens, with Bro. Mike Dean officiating. Interment will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at McDonald Cemetery in New Summerfield.
Virginia Mae Driggers Boase
Athens –Graveside services for Virginia Boase, 90, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Gladewater Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Ms. Boase went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Athens.
Dorothy McCoy Jordan
On Dec. 10, 2013, the angels gathered into their arms a “happy little worker.” Dorothy McCoy Jordan was born one of three children to Nadine and D.H. McCoy in Naples, Texas on June 19, 1926.
Lynda Gayle Barnett Mangiavacchi
"LYNDA" was granted merciful deliverance from her long sufferance and rejoined her loving parents, Ruth and Preston Barnett on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Willie Gene Stephens
Memorial services for Mr. Willie Gene Stephens, 77, of Athens, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 837 N. Prairieville St. with the Rev. Leonard L. Jackson, eulogist and the Rev. Jesse J. Johnson, officiant.
Harold Wayne Brooks, Jr.
A memorial graveside service for Harold Wayne Brooks, Jr., 61, Lake Jackson, formerly of Athens, is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Eric Graham officiating.
Mr. Brooks died Nov. 14, 2013 in Houston.
Charles Edward "Big Moe" Whitehead
Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward "Big Moe" Whitehead, 61, Athens, were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, at Church of The Living God with the Rev. B. R. Whitehead officiating. Burial will be in North Athens City Cemetery under the direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co. Mr. Whitehead died Dec. 3, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center, Athens.
Memorial services for Mary Lou Flowers, 82, Mesquite, are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Providence Baptist Church, Tool, with Rich Flowers and Randy Jones officiating, under the direction of Hilliard Funeral Home, Van.
Marie “Aunt Rhea” Reed Henson
Athens – Funeral services for Marie Henson, 72, of Athens, Texas are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Pastor Jim Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens, Texas
Patsy Ruth Smith
Patsy Ruth Smith, 85, Chandler, and formerly Waco, passed away peacefully and into the arms of her Savior on December 3, 2013.
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