Services for Derrell Dean Meek, 56, of Ada will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ada First Baptist Church. Pastor Reno Dye will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Meek died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at a local hospital. He was born April 20, 1961, in Tucson, Arizona, to Virgil Lavoid and Delores Ann Pittman Foster. He graduated from Byng High School.
Derrell "Pa" was dedicated to his family and found true happiness in life on the farm with family. His work ethic and selflessness are a living testimony to the legacy he leaves behind.
He would often make four-hour round trips with his wife, Cheryl, for their grandson's 30-minute baseball games and then spend all night hauling hay with his sons just to help out. Derrell spent countless hours volunteering his auctioneer and spur-making skills for multiple charities. His love, discipline, compassion and brilliance will certainly have a lasting impact on everyone he touched.
He married Cheryl Lynn Hunt on March 27, 1981, in Ada. He was the site and service manager for Great Plains Kubota.
Mr. Meek was a member of the Fittstown Baptist Church, and he was a Master Mason. He enjoyed land management, hunting, team roping, building spurs, raising cattle and especially his grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl, of the home; two sons, Tanner Meek and wife, Julie, of Bixby, and Tagus Meek and wife, Shelby, of Fittstown; his mother, Delores Foster of Ada; two brothers, Steve Meek and wife, Claudia, of Sulphur, and Mike Meek and wife, Paula, of Holdenville; two sisters, Debbie Allen and husband, Johnny, of Kingston and Stacy Hopper and husband, Freddie, of Ada; four grandchildren, Tucker Meek, Hadley Meek, Jade Meek and a grandson to be born in March; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Lavoid Meek.
Bearers will be Mark Manuel, Steve Meek, Mike Meek, Freddie Hopper, Jon Tully and Craig Whipple. Honorary bearers will be Sam Hunt, Kenny Fortner, Marvin Carter, Brad Stafford and Chuck Lancaster.
Published on October 9, 2017