Vernon Wayne Meeks, 80 of Wister, OK went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born April 5, 1938 to Vernon Mutt & Bessie Iva Meeks.
Wayne was a lifelong resident of Wister. He was an auctioneer, livestock dealer & rancher. In 1970 Wayne built Poor Boy Livestock Auction & ran it until 1997. He bought & ran the Antlers Livestock Market in Antlers, OK from 1977-1980. He managed the Mena Livestock Auction in Mena, AR from August 2003 to mid-2007.
Wayne sold many baby calves, roping steers & stocker-feeder cattle to cattlemen all over OK, ARK, Texas, Colorado and Kansas.
He raised bucking bulls & sold them to rodeo stock contractors.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sue Williams of Johnstown, CO; 5 brothers, Kenneth, Carrol, Gerald & Melvin Meeks & Claude Smith all of Wister; 1 sister, Yvonne Dassler of Wister, OK; grandson, Justin Ward; great granddaughter, McKenzie Ward.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; daughters, Terri Shipman of Glendale, OK, Cissy & Wayne Ward of Wister, OK, Sharla & Ray Green of LeFlore, OK; son, Johnny Nathaniel “Nicky” Meeks of Poteau, OK; 1 brother, Mack Smith of Wister, OK; 1 adopted daughter, Nikki Montoya of CO; 17 grandchildren, Lance Creach of Severance, CO, Cody Burns & Carly Burns of Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey Heiser & Brosan Heiser of Johnstown, CO, Chad & Brandi Meeks of Monroe, Brad & Audra Meeks of Franklin, TN, Boddie Meeks & Taylor Meeks, Dustin Ward all of Heavener, Tanner Ward & Makayla Ward, Chad & Melissa Lucas, Shayla Meeks & Cowboy Meeks all of Wister, Evanie Guerrero & Zeke Akers of Glendale; 15 great grandchildren, Paschense, Dartyn Meeks & Kelsey Meeks of Monroe, Darcee Meeks, Kember Knight & Trey Knight of Wister, Hailey Burns of Gilbert, AZ, Jacob, Caleb, Gunner, Brayden & Rustin of Franklin, TN, Ella Ward of LeFlore, Dallie Lucas & the newest great Cash Ward of Wister; many other family members and a host of friends.
Wayne will be remembered by his trade mark “A White Shirt”. He only wore white shirts whether he was having a sale, working cattle, going to church or just going somewhere. He didn’t own a colored shirt.
Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister, OK with Rev. Lynn Bullard & Cody McDaniel officiating.
Burial will follow at Ellis Chapel Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK