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Memorial service set for Larry Meeks in Springfield

Published on May 27, 2012 by Chase Replogle

The Rev. Larry Dean Meeks, 69 of DeBary, FL passed away May, 22, 2012 in Orange City, Florida.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, May 29 in Clark Chapel at James River Assembly. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., with the memorial service at 11:00 a.m.

Rev. Meeks was a 1966 Evangel graduate and served as staff member twice during his professional career.

• Larry was the first full-time alumni director, serving from April 1974 to early 1976. During that time, he also handled public relations.

• Larry returned to Evangel as assistant to the president for church relations in February 1987. He left in March 1989 to become pastor of Calvary Temple in Springfield.

Rev. Meeks was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Velma (White) Meeks, Mexico, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Loreena (Tyson) Meeks; son Landon Meeks of Orlando; daughter Leanne (Brandon) Meeks-Schmidly; three grandchildren, Jenelle, Alyssa, and Zachary of Springfield, Missouri; and sister Beverly (David) Meeks of Greely, Colorado.

His son-in-law is Dr. Brandon Schmidly, assistant professor of philosophy for Evangel.

• If you wish to send a card to Loreena Meeks, her address is:  109 Alexandra Woods Drive; DeBary, FL  32713

• If you would like to send a card to Brandon & Leanne Schmidly, their address is:  4306 Fair Haven Dr.; Nixa, MO 65714