STEPHENVILLE - Services for Jesse Gilbert Meredith, 84, retired from Texas US Department of Agriculture, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ben Macklin officiating, assisted by Curt Voss. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery with Masonic rites. Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Thursday at Lacy Funeral Home.

Gilbert was born in Austin to James Abraham and Lucille Porter (Jackson) Meredith. He married Adeline Thornal on June 10, 1949, in Lampasas County.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Stephenville, Stephenville Lionís Club, Stephenville Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and the Commandery.

Survivors include his wife, Adeline Meredith of Stephenville, Texas; daughter, Alexa Meredith of St. Petersburg, Florida; two grandchildren, Eva Richardson of St. Petersburg, Florida and Jessi Richardson of St. Petersburg, Florida; three nephews, Dr. Warren Heffington, Audie Meredith and Howard Meredith.

Memorials may be made to Texas Baptist Childrenís Home, 1101 N Mays St, Round Rock, TX 78664, College of the Ozarks, Attn: Development Office, P.O. Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726, and First Baptist Church Grace Place, 334 West Green St, Stephenville, Texas, 76401.

Online condolences can be made at www.lacyfuneral.com.