Larry B. Meacham, Sr., age 79, Joplin, passed away at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Freeman West Hospital.
Larry was born April 13, 1933 in Woodstock, Ohio to the late Jared Meacham and Esther Selby Meacham. He had lived in Joplin since 1958 moving from Ohio.
He was a journalist, writer and photographer. He worked as a television news director for the ABC, CBS and NBS affiliates in the Joplin area. He also worked as a writer and photographer for Missouri Southern State College.
Larry was a United States combat veteran of the Korean War. He was an active member of the VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Meacham; two sons, Larry Meacham and his wife, Jenny, Jared Meacham; two granddaughters, Breanna and Lillian; a brother-in-law, John Dagley; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Bob Simon will officiate. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery.