William Franklin Meurer

Thursday, January 26, 2017

William Franklin Meurer, 76 of Irving, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. He was born on Dec. 3, 1940, in Caraway, Ark., to Willie and Durene Meurer. Bill grew up in Caraway and after graduation from Caraway Central High School, he went into the United States Army. After his tour of duty in the Army he went back to Caraway where he worked on the family farm. Bill married his high school sweetheart, Demetra Meadows, on Dec. 3, 1960, which happened to be his 20th birthday. Bill and Demetra moved their family to Texas in 1985. He worked at the Dallas Appraisal District for 23 years until his retirement in 2010. He was an avid sports fan and especially liked basketball.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Demetra Meurer; sons, Vance Meurer and wife Veronica, and Ronald Meurer; sister, Barbara Willard; brother, James Meurer and wife Jeannie; granddaughters, Bailey and Theresa Meurer.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at Chism-Smith Funeral Home in Irving.