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The Rev. Merideth E. Wilfong, PhD, 90, of Nashville, Indiana, passed away on Sept. 10, 2016. at Wilshire of Lakewood of Lee's Summit, Missouri.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Johnston City, Illinois. An additional memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at New Life Community Church in Nashville. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City.
Merideth was born on June 25, 1926. He was born again August 1939. He served at many churches including Nall's Memorial Baptist Church, Little RockR; Cane Island Baptist Church, Lake City, Arkansas; Peach Orchard Baptist Church, Peach Orchard, Arkansas; First Baptist Church , Plummerville, Arkansas; Bathabara Baptist Church, Conway, Arkansas; First Baptist Church, Ward, Arkansas; Central Baptist Church, Bald Knob, Arkansas; First Baptist Church, Sheridan, Arkansas; First Baptist Church, Bunker Hill; Arlington Heights Baptist Church, Indianapolis; First Baptist Church, Hope; Country Gospel Music Church, Gnaw Bone; First Baptist Church, Decatur, Illinois; First Baptist Church, Aurora, Illinois; Kinderhook Baptist Church, Kinderhook, Illinois; and Washington Ave. Baptist Church, Johnston City, Illinois.
He received his education from Southern Baptist College, University of Central Arkansas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Christian Theological Seminary, and International Bible Institute and Seminary, from which seminaries he holds Th.M. and Th.D. Degrees.
Merideth served on state and national Boards and on various executive committees. He was an active American Baptist leader in his region, association, as well as in local and state ministers' councils. In 1993, he received an award from the Indiana Baptist Churches honoring him for his 50 years of ministry.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Rachel Chadwick Wilfong; one daughter; two son-in laws; one grandson; one sister; and two brothers.
Survivors include wife, Lois (Jean) Richeson-Wilfong; children, Gwen Brinkman, Katherine Wilfong; Deborah Annette Wilfong; stepchildren, Ron (Jill) Richeson, Sherri (Dave) Heidenreich, Debbie (Mike) Wey; grandchildren, Deanette Morecraft, Amanda Norris, Lori Cooley, LeAnne (Rick) Kilman , Jason Porter, Chris (Mandy) Wey, Kevin (Bobbi) Wey, Kelly (Dave) Peterson, Jeff (Mary) Richeson, Bethany (Stu) Regan, Jan (Jason) Wallace, and Jamie (Sausha) Toghranegar.; 29 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; sister, Marion (Charles) Martin; and brother, John Wilfong.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Country Gospel Church, PO Box 1684, Nashville, IN 47448.
Local arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. www.Meredith-Clark.com Information: 812-597-4670.
Published on September 30, 2016
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