Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Frank L. VanMeter
August 15, 1923 - June 29, 2007
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Services for Mr. Frank L. VanMeter, 83, of Kilgore will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2007 at the Liberty City First Baptist Church with the Reverend Bruce Wells officiating. Burial will follow at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Mr. VanMeter passed away Friday, June 29, 2007 in Tyler.


Mr. Van Meter was born August 15, 1923 in Smackover, Arkansas to the late Frank and Bertha Mae VanMeter.  He was a graduate of Sabine High School.  After graduation Mr. VanMeter was drafted into the United States Marine Corp where he served in World War II and was a survivor of the Palalu Battle and the Korean War.  Mr. VanMeter was retired from Gregg County Precinct 3.  He was a member of the Liberty City First Baptist Church.  Mr. VanMeter will be remembered as a hard working, devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He leaves behind many loving family members and friends.


Mr. VanMeter is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Billie VanMeter who passed away in 2004 and two brothers Gene VanMeter and Charlie VanMeter.


Mr. VanMeter is survived by five children and their spouses Judith and Roger Naomi of Firestone, CO, Charlotte Gill of Henderson, Charles and Jan VanMeter of Longview, Debbie and Bob Smith of Henderson and Steve and Donna VanMeter of Kilgore; one sister Linda VanMeter of Lampasas, TX; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe T. and Lelia VanMeter of Kilgore; sister-in-law Iva VanMeter of Kilgore; nine grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.


The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore Sunday afternoon from four until six pm.

Frank L. VanMeter
August 15, 1923 - June 29, 2007




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