HOISINGTON — Walter Lee Meharg, 87, passed away March 9, 2014 in Alva, Okla. at Beadles Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 12, 1926, the son of the son of Florence (Ross) and Ray Meharg, in Fairfield Township in Russell County, Kan.
He was a proud member of the United States Army serving during WWII in the K-9 Corp. He acquired a lifelong love for dogs and worked as a 4-H dog training instructor. On March 23, 1944, Walter married Ruth Kaps in Bunker Hill. To their marriage three children, Marsha, Randy and Connie were born.
They made their home in Hoisington, where he was a police officer and retired as a contract pumper in the oil field.
He was an active member of the American Legion Post 286 where he served as post commander and was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge.
Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, his parents, Ray and Florence Meharg; two brothers, Wendell and Glen; and a great-grandson, Dustin Smith.
He is survived by his children and their families, Connie Meharg, Denver, Colo.; Marsha and John Hendrix, Alva, Okla.; and Randy Meharg, Flower Mound, Texas; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hoisington First United Methodist Church with Reverend Kris Brinlee officiating. Interment will be at the Hoisington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be made online at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Wharton Funeral Home *
1302 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, Okla. 73717
Great Bend Tribune, March 13, 2014