Robert Austin Meek



MINEOLA-A memorial service for Robert Austin Meek of Tyler, age 89 was held on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Grace Chapel Assembly of God . A private burial was held at Concord Cemetery near Hainesville.

Mr. Meek died July 19, 2018. He was born November 7, 1929, in Wood County, Texas. He was a welder in Tyler Pipe trailer shop for 25 years and a devoted Christian from age 19.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; his parents; three brothers, Clifford, Paul, Gene and a half brother, Clayborne Waldrop; two sisters, Vertis Gordon and Sybil Meek.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty Farmer Meek, of Tyler; son, Dr. Bob W. Meek of Columbus, Ms.; daughter, Shirla Whittaker of Tyler; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a half brother, Joe Dale Waldrop of Huntsville.

It is requested that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1177, Fairfield, Texas 75840.