Garrett Seymour Van Meter

FORT WORTH - Garrett "Gary" Seymour Van Meter, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice, Fort Worth, or the American Cancer Society.

Gary was born Nov. 15, 1933, in Petersburg, W.Va. He was the son of Willard and Garrett S. Van Meter. Gary and his three brothers, Don, Ed and George, grew up together enjoying the great outdoors and beautiful mountains of West Virginia. Gary was a bright student and was chosen to attend Boys State in 1952. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in engineering and took a job with General Dynamics, now Lockheed Martin, in Fort Worth, in 1956. He met and married Jo Lynda Higginbotham in 1957. He has two children, Shelly Garrison of Richardson and Kenny Van Meter of Fort Worth. He was employed by Lockheed Martin and had a very successful career as an aerosystems engineer. Gary lived on Eagle Mountain Lake for 51 years.

Survivors: Daughter, Shelly Garrison of Richardson; son, Kenny Van Meter of Fort Worth; brother, Ed Van Meter of Petersburg, W.Va.; brother and sister-in-law, George and Susie Van Meter, of Fosterburg, Md.; grandsons, Austin and Cooper Garrison of Richardson; and wife and friend, Jo Van Meter of Weatherford.

Greenwood Funeral Home

3100 White Settlement Rd., 817-336-0584

From: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - July 22, 2010.

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