Richard L. Van Meter

Richard (Rip) L. Van Meter, at West Jefferson Medical Center, on Tuesday, October 21, 2003. Beloved husband of Betty Blanchard Van Meter. Son of the late John and Harvie Van Meter. Father of William Earl Van Meter, Brian K. Van Meter and Matthew Travis Van Meter. Brother of Betty Blalock. Stepbrother of John E. Van Meter, Jr. and the late Charlotte Van Meter. Devoted cousin of Joe T. Van Meter. Mr. Van Meter is survived by 8 grandchildren. Mr. Van Meter is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Van Meter was an employee of Getty (Texaco) Oil Company for 27 years. Age 66 years. A native of Kilgore, TX and a resident of Plaquemines Parish for the past 50 years.

Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Getty (Texaco) Oil Company are invited to attend the Funeral Services from the parlor of MOTHE FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 151 East Gulf Drive, Triumph, LA on Friday, October 24, 2003 at 11 o'clock a.m. Interment will follow in St. Patricks Mausoleum, Port Sulphur, LA. Parlors will be open Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight and again on Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until funeral time.


From: The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana.  October 22, 2003.


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