W.A. Meek, 83, of Brownwood, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2019.
The youngest for four children, W.A. was the son of T.J. Meek and Faunie Inola (Rimmer) Meek. He was born on Jan. 28, 1936 in Woodsboro. He graduated from high school in Gonzales in 1954 and started electrical work when he was 17 years old.
He met the love of his life, Jo Ann Crawford, at church when she was 16 years old. He waited 2 ½ years for Jo Ann to finish school. They were married on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 1958. After brief stays in Snyder and Kerrville, they moved to Brownwood on Sept. 11, 1961. He started operating City Electric that same year.
W.A. has been an active member of the Austin Avenue Church of Christ since that time. He was a deeply devoted Christian and a daily Bible reader who could quote scripture in detail. He lived his life as an example and touched so many people along his journey. He served as a deacon. He participated in mission trips to Guatemala and Colstrip, Montana.
After retiring he spent countless hours working around the church and for the last nine years at Yellowstone Bible Camp in Montana. As a volunteer with Sojourners, he worked at children’s homes and Christian schools across different states. He enjoyed working, camping, fishing and traveling.
W.A. is survived by his wife of 61 years; son and daughter-in-law, Wes and Lisa Meek of Waxahachie; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Tracy Barrow of Shirley, Arkansas; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Serena Meek of Hillsboro, Oregon; one sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Jerry Wright of Kimberling City, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Rose Marie Meek of Windcrest; 11 grandchildren, Tim, Pat, Bridgette, Alyssa, Natalie, Josh, Alex, Andy, Garrett, Brianna, and Damir; and nine great-grandchildren.
W.A. was preceded in death by his parents, T. J. and Faunie Meek; sister, Arlene Billings; and a brother, James Meek.
Memorial contributions can be made to Yellowstone Bible Camp Foundation, c/o Bill Goben, 766 Tepee Trail, Billings, MT 59105.
Condolence, memories and tributes can be offered to the family online at heartlandfuneralhome.net.