Frank L. VanMeter

KILGORE - Services for Frank L. VanMeter, 83, of Kilgore, will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2007, at Liberty City First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mr. VanMeter passed away Friday, June 29, 2007, in Tyler.

Mr. VanMeter was born August 15, 1923, in Smackover, Arkansas, to Frank and Bertha Mae VanMeter, deceased. He was a graduate of Sabine High School. After graduation Mr. VanMeter was drafted into the United States Marine Corps, where he served in World War II and was a survivor of the Palalu Battle and the Korean War.

Mr. VanMeter was retired from Gregg County Precinct 3. He was a member of the Liberty City First Baptist Church. Mr. VanMeter will be remembered as a hard-working, devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He leaves behind many loving family members and friends.

Mr. VanMeter was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Billie VanMeter, who passed away in 2004; and two brothers, Gene VanMeter and Charlie VanMeter.

Mr. VanMeter is survived by five children and their spouses, Judith and Roger Naomi of Firestone, Colo., Charlotte Gill of Henderson, Charles and Jan VanMeter of Longview, Debbie and Bob Smith of Henderson and Steve and Donna VanMeter of Kilgore; one sister, Linda VanMeter of Lampasas, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe T. and Lelia VanMeter of Kilgore; sister-in-law, Iva VanMeter of Kilgore; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore this afternoon from 4-6 p.m.

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From: The Longview News-Journal - Longview, Texas.  July 1, 2007.

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