Larry K. Meeks, 75, of Longview, died Thursday, 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 graduated in 1962 from Fountain Hill High School and went to the Arkansas A&M, now the University of Arkansas at Monticello, for two years. He was a pre-law major when he joined the United States Navy. After having served during the Vietnam Era in the Navy, he went back to college and graduated in 1974 with a degree in accounting. Mr. Meeks worked for the State Division of Legislative Auditing, having retired after 33 years of service, and operated a private Certified Public Accountant practice from his home. He was a Mason and a member of the Hamburg Prairie Lodge # 465 and a member of Victory Christian Fellowship.
He is 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 step-sons, 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 are 2 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Boseman and Bro. Wes Miller officiating. Burial will be in 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. Memorials may be made to the Mount Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 310 Ashley Road 95, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.