Philip L. Van Meter

Philip L. Van Meter, former resident of Tonkawa and resident of Greenwood, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in the Muskogee Medical Center in Muskogee. He was 51.

The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the First Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood, Ark. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery.

Philip L. Van Meter was born Jan. 8, 1949, in Tonkawa, the son of Freddie J. and Geneva Howell Van Meter. He attended Tonkawa schools through the ninth grade. He graduated from Enid High School in 1967 and later attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva and Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa.

He married Carol Hale on Oct. 31, 1989, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was in the construction business for many years in Enid and Fort Smith, Ark. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Sean Van Meter of Enid; a daughter, Rita Dobson of Amarillo, Texas; two stepdaughters, Robyn Gray and Shelley Mizel, both of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Vicki Janky of Bison and Terry Blubaugh of Ponca City; his parents; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

The Ponca City News, Wednesday, November 29, 2000 - Oklahoma.

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