A dinner to honor Thomas Lee Meek, 66, Lawrence, will be held at 2 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014, at the VFW in Lawrence.
Thomas died Monday, February 3, 2014, at Hickory Pointe Care Center in Oskaloosa, from a long battle with lung cancer.
He was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Springfield, Mo. to Robert and Dianna Meek. He was an outstanding member of the VFW.
He was married to Debra West for 41 years. Survivors include two daughters, Heather Meek, Baldwin City, and Jamie Conklin, Tonganoxie; five grandchildren, Kayla Dick, Tonganoxie, Bradley Dick, Topeka, Sharon Meek, Springfield, Mo., Samantha Boswell, Springfield, Mo., and Brianna Conklin, Tonganoxie; one great grandchild, Mareana Osborn, Baldwin City; a brother, Samuel Meek, California; two nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Debra Meek, and a grandson, James Dick.