J.L. “Jean” Meek, 1937-2019


Services for J.L. “Jean” Meek, were held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler with Rev. Doug Anderson, Rev. Bo Richardson and Rev. Gary Meek officiating.Burial followed at Cathedral in the Pines in Tyler. 

Mr. Meek was born Nov. 23, 1937 to Riley Clifton Meek and Mattie Belle Tinsley Meek in the Denton County community of McCurley Prairie. He passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at age 81, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by Norma his beloved wife of 59 years. 

Jean had a long career in manufacturing and, at the time of his death, was president of Kemp-Meek Manufacturing in Mineola. He also worked tirelessly to support the growth and development of business in Mineola. In addition, he was a founding member of the Mineola Foundation, an organization focused on providing vocational education for young people.

Mr. Meek was a member of Rose Heights Church in Tyler, where he served on the Missions Board for many years. His hobbies included classic cars, traveling and enjoying time with immediate and extended family. 

Jean is survived by his daughter, Janet Meek Lang and husband Lindsay of Lindale; his cherished fiancee, Helen Glidewell of Lindale; one brother, Charles Meek; and one sister, Auline Meek Summers.