John Meek

John Clifford Meek, 77 of Harrison, Arkansas, passed away October 1, 2019. He was born at Bartlesville, Oklahoma on August 8, 1942 and was the son of the late John and Marie (McGowan) Tyler. He was a US Marine Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he began his 36-year law enforcement career, beginning in 1965 with the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Office, Orange City Florida Police Department; then in Arkansas with Marion County Sherriff's Office and the Harrison Police Department, where he worked his way from patrolman to Major, retiring in 2001. He was a mentor to his children and role model for all his fellow officers. He was admired by all who knew him personally and professionally, and shaped many lives. He left a lasting impact on this community will be greatly missed by his family and friends. John is survived by his wife, Judy Meek; children, Daniel Meek (Susan), David Meek (Sonja), Julie Gilley; brothers, Jesse Meek and Jack Tyler; sister, Patty Tyler; four grandsons and a great-grandson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2019 at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Harrison. Burial will follow at Keesee Cemetery near Lead Hill. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be left at

Published October 3, 2019