James Arvel VanMeter
SOMERVILLE -- James Arvel VanMeter, 83, of Somerville, departed this life and
went to be with the Lord on Feb. 21, 2005.
He was of the Methodist faith. James graduated from Mackey High School and North
High School for sheet metal layout. He worked at International Steel in
Evansville. He also worked for the Dickeyville Railroad and several mines. He
worked for the Gibson County Highway Department and belonged to the Teamsters in
Evansville. He was also a farmer.
James was a member of the Oakland City Masonic Lodge No. 467 and Eastern Star
Chapter 451. He was a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Evansville, Hadi Shrine
Temple in Evansville, Gibson Co., Shrine Club, No Ruz Grotto, Sword of Bunker
Hill, Owls, River Bend Association, Princeton Eagles, Oakland City Eagles, where
he held an office, and the Oakland City American Legion.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is
survived by his wife, Mary Louise (Young) VanMeter; four children, Carlotta
Diane Wilson, Reginald Larmar VanMeter, Kimberley James VanMeter and his wife,
Karen, and Rickey Keith VanMeter and his wife, Mindy; grandchildren, Stephen
Michael Wilson, Chad VanMeter, Ryan VanMeter, Keith VanMeter and Nicole
VanMeter; and great-grandchildren, Amanda Wilson and Zachary Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Katie Lefler VanMeter;
sisters, Wonda Mae VanMeter, Dorothy Miller and Laverne Wells; and brothers,
Arba VanMeter and Raymond VanMeter.
Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City,
the Rev. Matt Malin and Father John Lefler officiating. Burial will be in
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to service time
Friday at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made online at
From: The Evansville Courier & Press - Evansville,
Indiana. February 23, 2005.