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1935 James 2015

James David Meehan

February 1, 1935 — September 21, 2015

James David Meehan, age 80, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on September 21st, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on February 1st, 1935 in Orange County, Indiana to John Edward and Myrle Rose (Dickins) Meehan.

David married Patricia Joan Parsons on September 14th, 1956 and she preceded him in death on October 18th, 2012.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, (1) Son – James Eric Meehan, (3) Brothers – Carl William, John Edward Jr., and Thomas Meehan, (3) Sisters – Lorene Hillis, Leona Brewer and Pauline White.

David was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post 76. He had previously worked at US Gypsum in Shoals for 35 years where he supervised and trained many longtime employees in the wallboard department. After retirement he continued working with US Gypsum as a consultant opening other plants throughout the United States. He and his late son Eric shared their love of farming and timber land. In 2013 he was named Orange County Forest Steward of the Year.

David loved the game of golf and played every chance that he had with his friends. He also enjoyed working on family geneology, most of whom were from Ireland.  

He attended the Daugherty School in Hindostan, Indiana before attending high school in West Baden. He was elected Class President of the West Baden High School Class of 1954. Three years after high school, David joined the United States Army to serve his country.

He is survived by:

(1) Son Craig Meehan French Lick, Indiana

(1) Daughter-in-law   Lori Nicholson West Baden Springs, Indiana

(1) Brother Paul Meehan French Lick, Indiana

(3) Sisters Alma Abel French Lick, Indiana
Thelma Brown West Baden Springs, Indiana
Vera Blevins Dunkirk, Indiana

(3) Grandchildren Jacob Meehan West Baden Springs, Indiana
Jared Meehan (Sarah) Evansville, Indiana
Jonathon Meehan West Baden Springs, Indiana

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Doug Byrum at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call Saturday, September 26th, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Sunday from 12:00 (noon) until the time of ceremony at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Cane Creek Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cane Creek Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432.
Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

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