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Dr. Drewry Meece, Jr., 81, Russell Co., KY native (1928-2009)

Dr. Meece a highly regarded educator and Baptist Minister. He was a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, Georgetown College, UK, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught in Russell Co. Schools, at Georgetown, Lindsey Wilson, St. Catharine, and Campbellsville University. The funeral will be today in Campbellsvile. Dr. Meece will be laid to rest in Russell Springs, KY

Dr. Drewry Meece, Jr., 81, died Thursday, August 11, 2009, in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral for Dr. Meece will be in at 1:00pmET, Friday, August 14, 2009, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville by Dr. Howard Bowman and Rev. Dave Walters. Burial will be in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY.

Pallbearers are Howard Durham, Tom Gupton, Foster Hedgespeth, Mike Hovious, Henry Pippin, and Roberts Westbrook, Honorary pallbearers are the Men's Sunday School Class of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, Campbellsville, KY: Sam Garrison, Lilburn Hedgespeth, Dave Lyons, Eugene Smith, and Oval Tapscott.

Dr. Drewry Meece, Jr.(June 26, 1928 - August 11, 2009)

Dr. Drewry Meece, Jr. of Campbellsville, KY son of the late Drewry Meece and Mauda Wade Meece, was born in Russell Springs, Kentucky June 26, 1928. He died at 4:50 A.M., Tuesday, August 11, 2009, in Campbellsville. Age: 81

He professed faith in Christ and was called into the ministry at the age of seventeen. He became a Southern Baptist Minister and pastored several Russell County churches. He was currently a member of the Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

He received an Associate of Arts degree at Lindsey Wilson College in 1948, a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Georgetown College in 1950, Masters in Education in 1957 and Doctorate in Education in 1965 at University of Kentucky, and a Masters of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1970.

He taught in the Russell County School System, Georgetown College, Campbellsville University (1965 thru 1991), Eastern Kentucky University, St. Catherine College, and Lindsey Wilson College.

He was a lifetime member of Phi Delta Kappa and the UK Alumini.

He made thirteen trips abroad with students to Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Athens and Rome and made four trips to Wuxi, China (1995-99) to teach English in the summer.

He also had a nursing home ministry at the Fair Oaks Rest Home in Jamestown.

He united in marriage to Shirley Baker April 25, 1965.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Shirley Baker Meece of Campbellsville, several cousins, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by a baby brother, Ortis Meece.

Family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to the Lowell Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideon Bibles and may be made at the funeral home.Send a condolence to the family of Dr. Drewry Meece, Jr.
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Remembering: Dr. Drewry Meece, Jr.

2009-08-14 - Photo Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
A beloved Southern Baptist Minister and Educator, Dr. Drewry Meece, died Thursday, August 11, 2009, in Campbellsville, KY. He is pictured above with his wife, Dr. Shirley Baker. Dr. Meece was pastor of Lowell Avenue Baptist Church in Campbellsville, KY. He was a graduate of and a former teacher at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY and taught, as well at Campbellsville University. His funeral will be in Campbellsville, KY. Burial will be in his native Russell County, KY, at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY.

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