Earl Caleb "Buck" Van Meter
Van Meter, Earl Caleb "Buck" Jr. 3/2/1921 8/27/1991
Born: Rhome, Texas SS# 458-60-6870
Vet: WW II- Army
Father: Earl Caleb Van Meter, Sr.
Mother: Roxana Morris
Moved to McAdoo in 1926.
Source: Adams Funeral Home
Services for Earl C. "Buck" Van Meter, 70, of McAdoo were held at 2
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 1991, in First United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Wendell Horn, pastor, officiating.
The Rev. Carl Coffey, a retired Baptist minister, assisted, and burial in
Crosbyton Cemetery was directed by Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton. Van
Meter died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1991, in Lubbock's Methodist
Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Rhome and moved to McAdoo in 1926. He married Doris Brownlow
on Feb. 19, 1941, in McAdoo. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a
farmer. He was a graduate of McAdoo High School and had been a McAdoo school
board member of 15 years. He also had been a board member of the McAdoo Coop
Gin or 19 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Spur
Masonic Lodge and First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; a son, James Earl of McAdoo; two daughters,
Betty R. Merrell of Sweetwater and Rita A. Harris of McAdoo; two sisters,
Marjorie Hardy of McAdoo and Frances Taylor of Crosbyton; eight grandchildren;
and seven great grandchildren.
Crosby County News & Chronicle, September 5, 1991