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Larry Meek — In Memoriam March 4, 1941 — July 16, 2019

By Gordon Hazlewood | Nov 07, 2019
Larry Meek

Dardanelle, Ark. — It has taken me some time to sit down and write about my close friend of over forty years.

Larry Gene Meek, 78, of Bates City, Mo., left us on July 16, 2019. He was a husband, father and military veteran.

Larry was head of the Missouri Field Trial Association for 32 years.

He judged and ran dogs in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

The last few years Larry devoted his life to his family and grandkids — ball games, horse shows and whatever they wanted to do.

Larry was born on March 4, 1941 in Cameron, Mo. Later he moved to Independence, Mo., where he graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1958.

After graduation, he joined the United States Airforce and served for several years before marrying and having two children, Chris and Katrina.

He worked for Western Electric and AT&T for 33 years and then worked security at the Jackson County Courthouse for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department for the past five years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Beecher Meek and Vera Colleen Meek, and children, Michelle Renee and Michael Sean Meek.

Larry is survived by his wife, Lou Meek, son Christopher Meek of Roeland Park, Kan., daughter Katrina Wagner of Grain Valley; a granddaughter and grandson; three step-granddaughters; his beloved horses, Bizkit and Tucker; his dog Maggie; and forever friends and posse members.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 22, at the funeral home, followed by graveside in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo.

I will miss him and, yes, so will all the friends who knew him. Thanks, Larry, for the good times we spent together field trialing and working dogs in the Dakotas.


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