Carlos "Dean" Meek, 71, Walton, passed away at 10:36 a.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo.
He was born Dec. 1, 1945, in Paintsville, Kentucky, to Don and Willa Mae (Walters) Meek. He married Barbara Jean Harlow on Sept. 30, 1967, in Dayton, Ohio, and she preceded him in death Jan. 16 of this year.
Dean and his wife started their life together serving in the U.S. Air Force. They traveled to many places including Anchorage, Alaska, and Guam, setting down in Walton in 1982. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant in 1992. Dean was a member of the American Legion Post No. 418 in Walton where he and Barb spent a lot of their time after work together. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandkids. Dean would help anyone in need, giving the shirt off of his back if needed.
After retirement from the Air Force, Dean and Barb built Deano's Pizzeria together in Walton. Barb was the delivery driver until her illness made it impossible for her to continue. Dean and Barb were very active in their community of Walton. They will both be sadly missed by all who knew them.
Dean is survived by his three children, William Joseph Meek of Peru, Jonathan Dean Meek of Walton and Christina Helene (Meek) and her husband Adam Whitney of Walton. He had eight grandchildren, Jacob, Jesse, Joshua, William Joseph Meek Jr., Christian Meek, Brodrick Meek, Logan Whitney and Brooke Whitney; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings, Donald (Diane) Meek, Kenneth Meek, Maudi (Joe) Fanti, Christine Tyson and Jewel Harwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barb; daughter, Donna Sue Meek; and one brother, Devon Meek.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with a memorial service at 5 p.m. Immediately following services a celebration will be held at the Walton American Legion Post No. 418 in Walton.
Dean's ashes will be interred at a later date in Dayton, Ohio.
Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston assisted the family with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 19, 2017