Bruce Carter Meek , 87, of Houston, Texas, passed away February 22, 2014. He was born at home on July 22, 1926 in Houston, Texas. He graduated from John H. Reagan High School. Bruce attended Texas A&M University and was in the Corp of Cadets. He left A&M and served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps. He was in navigator training at the end of the war. He was preceded in death by the love of his life-his incredible wife of 49 years, Dixie Daniel Meek and precious daughter, Kathleen Meek; his parents, William Russell Meek and Lowell Lillian Carter Meek; his brothers, William Russell Meek, Jr. and John Thomas. Bruce graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Architecture. He worked as a mechanical engineer primarily in the design and implementation of HVAC units in commercial buildings. Bruce was so loved by his friends and family. He had quite the sense of humor. He loved to bake his famous Lemon Pound Cake, oatmeal cookies and bread pudding with rum sauce. He is known from Texas to Broadway in New York for his barbecue. Some even called him The Eternal Flame because his smoker was always going. He is survived by his brother, Marvin Milton Meek and his wife Betty Meek of Ft. Worth, Texas; his daughter, Kay Meek Gibson and her husband, James, of Spring, Texas; grandsons: Brian Keith Gibson of Springfield, NJ and Christopher James Gibson of Spring, Texas; great-grandson, Brody Christopher Gibson and great granddaughter, Mackenna Andrea Gibson of Springfield, NJ; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his very special friend, Lillian Vickers of Houston, Texas, along with friends from White Oak Baptist Church. There will be a celebration of Bruce's life on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, Texas. Bruce will be interred at Houston National Cemetery together with Dixie who also served during World War II in the United States Marine Corps.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 26, 2014