Daniel Meriam(1948 - 2012)

Daniel "Danny" Meriam

SHREVEPORT, LA- Funeral services for Daniel "Danny" Meriam, 64, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Stoner Avenue. Officiating will be Chaplin Durrell Tuberville and Rabbi Dr. Jana L. DeBenedetti.

The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Danny was born May 5, 1948 in Corpus Christi, TX and passed away Saturday, October 26, 2012 in Shreveport, LA. He retired as an Assistant Chief with the Shreveport Police Department after 30 years of service. Danny was also a Deputy Sheriff with the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office. As a Police Officer, Danny took his oath and the words "To Protect and Serve" very seriously. He was considered a "true friend" by his co-workers and will be greatly missed.

Preceding Danny in death was his father, Richard Stockton Meriam, Jr. and his son, John Meriam. Left to cherish wonderful memories are his loving wife of 17 years, Mimi Meriam; mother, Dorothy Meriam; sons, Richard Meriam IV, David Meriam, Scott Jackson and Jon Arnold; daughters, Mary Goggin, Gina Connell and Jeri Lyn Arnold; sister, Kimberly Kantenberger; brothers, Richard Meriam III, Michael Meriam and Stephen Meriam and 10 grandchildren.

Danny will receive honors from the Shreveport Police Department and Caddo Parish Sheriff's Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be Bill Rehak, Keith Fox, Steve Good, Marty Brittain, G.C. Smith, Lt. Mark Terry, Jon Arnold and Keith Connell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Rogers, Kathy Robinson, Patti Morgan, and Sgt. James Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude's Hospital, P.O. Box 810, Memphis, TN 38101.


Published in Shreveport Times on Oct. 29, 2012