Larry K. Meeks, 75, of Longview, died on July 18, 2019, at his residence.
Mr. Meeks was a native of the Milo community, outside of Hamburg, and a resident of Longview since 1992.
He was a 1962 graduate of Fountain Hill High School and for two years attended Arkansas A&M, now the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he was majoring in pre-law before joining the United States Navy. After served during the Vietnam era, he went back to college and graduated in 1974 with a degree in accounting.
Mr. Meeks worked for the State Division of Legislative Auditing, retiring after 33 years of service, and operated a private Certified Public Accountant practice from his home.
He was a Mason, a member of the Hamburg Prairie Lodge #465, and a member of Victory Christian Fellowship.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Macel Campbell Meeks; a grandchild, Macey Meeks and a brother-in-law, John Gary Crain.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Chris Meeks of Longview; a son, Kenny Meeks of Victoria, Texas; two daughters, Kim Burnside and husband, Greg, of Hamburg and Neci Meeks Brann and husband, George, of Mexico; two stepsons, Michael Leung of Little Rock, Philip Leung of Portland, Oregon; a step-daughter, Ashley Choate of El Dorado; three brothers, Eddie Meeks and wife, Helen, of Crossett, Dickie Meeks and wife, Shirley, of Hamburg and Joe Allen Meeks and wife, Cindy, of Raleigh, North Carolina; two sisters, Sheliah Crain and Terrie Tadlock both of Hamburg; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m., at the Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Boseman and Bro. Wes Miller officiating. Burial will be at the Egypt Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Clint Book, Hardy Sawyer, Danny Rainey, Freddie Hatfield, Richard Blackwell, and Jason Hill. Honorary pallbearers are David Evans, Terry Williams, Bruce Stafford, Charles Robinson, Jerry Spratt and the employees of the State Division of Legislative Auditing, Monticello Office.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 20, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 310 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646.