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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma


Bob Meade

November 25, 1922~Januaryy 29, 2017

© Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home

Submitted by: Becky Rodgers

Bob Meade, of Durant, Oklahoma, passed from this life, in Van Alstyne, Texas, on Sunday January 29, 2017 at the age of 94 years 2 months and 4 days. He was born on November 25, 1922 in Barwick, Oklahoma to Robert A. and Mary Rachel (Davis) Meade. Bob married Rita McLain in Durant, Oklahoma on November 5, 1949, after her death he married Louise Apple in Wister, Oklahoma in 1975.

Bob was raised in Roberta, Oklahoma, he graduated from High School in Utica, Oklahoma, and played for a State champion basketball team. He loved to; hunt and fish, he did a lot of trapping in the 40's and 50's. Bob was an honest man, if he told you he would do something you could count on it, his word was his bond. He has many jobs over his lifetime; he farmed, worked in the Texas oil fields, he played semi-pro baseball for the Yellowjacket Boat Company in Denison, Texas, worked for Child's Grocery, he retired in 1984 after 4 years of service to the Oklahoma Highway Department as a truck driver and Bryan county Foreman. When Bob's wife Rita died in 1966 he became father and mother to his 15-year-old daughter. He was the best daddy in the world and his daughter Rhonda will miss his presence. Bob was her Daddy Dumplin, Daddy-O, and sometimes Roberta B.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Meadowbrook Care Center for their loving care.

Mr. Meade is survived by his beloved daughter, Rhonda Iversen and husband Dan of Van Alstyne, Texas; step-sons, Farrell Apple and wife Susie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dale Apple and wife Ellen of Beaumont, Texas, Bill Apple of Arkansas and Rick Apple of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; step-daughter, Darlene Walters and husband Tom of Kansas; other family members, Larry and Tresia Johnson of Dike, Texas, Jackie and Tim Iltis of Paris, Texas, Paige, Chase, Justice, Karsyn, Armando and Sue Medrano and family, Tanya and Chris Carr of Denison, Texas, Brian and Laura Medrano of Whitewright, Texas, Chad and Jean Meeks of Denison, Texas, John Medrano of Nashville, Tennessee, Michael and Denise Medrano of Denison, Texas, Caitlyn, Andrew, Nick, Sadie, Jamison and Reed; brother-in-laws, Wayne McLain of Sherman, Texas, J.G. Purvis of Citrus Heights, California; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Meade was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Meade; 1st wife, Rita Meade and 2nd wife, Louise Apple Meade; brothers, Elmer and Deelie Meade, Arther Lee and Juanita Meade, Delbert and Olene Meade and Guy and Odessa Meade; sisters, Essie Mae and Dike Thompson, Lorene and Chester Richardson and Mary Ruth Purvis.

Family Hour will be from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday February 2nd at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant. A chapel service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday February 3rd at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel with his great-nephew Bro. Phillip Rowland officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Armando Medrano, Bobby Meade, Roy Lee Meade, Sammy Nash, Stephen White, Terry Jackson, and the honorary pallbearers are Division 2-Oklahoma State Dept. of Transportation employees, F.C.-3 Chase Allen USN, Larry Johnson, Michael Medrano, Wayne McLain and nephews.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.

Services are under the direction of Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.

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