Robert Lavern Mealer Sr., 87, was born June 23, 1930 in Mounds, Oklahoma to Hugh Walter and Kathrynn (Robinson) Mealer and peacefully passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Robert grew up in Muskogee where he attended school. He continued his education at Okmulgee Technical School where he learned the craft of auto body paint and repair. Robert joined the United States Army on March 9, 1951 and was honorably discharged on March 8, 1953. Robert owned and operated Mealers Paint and Body Shop for many years. He was an avid OU fan and enjoyed fishing and watching old westerns. Robert was a faithful member of the Freedom Baptist Church in Porum.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Ima Jean (Bo) Mealer; mother, Amy Kathrynn Robison Woffard and a sister, Alfa Hammons.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Rob Mealer Jr. and wife Paula and Donna Harris; grandchildren, Candy Mealer and Caren Reynolds and husband Jerry; great grandchildren, Daniel Robert Cowett and wife Morgan, Zachary Ryan Reynolds and wife Michelle and Caitlyn Michelle Brown; great great grandchildren, Brantley Robert Cowett, Rylee Mae Reynolds and Brady Ray Cowett; and a sister, Doris Ash.
A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, September, 22, 2017 at the Citizens Cemetery Pavilion in Fort Gibson with Reverend Charles Woodridge officiating. Honorary casket bearers are Daniel Cowett and Zachary Reynolds.
The family of Robert Lavern Mealer Sr. has entrusted his care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555
Online condolences may be left clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com
Published on September 20, 2017