NORMAN — Geron W. Meeks, D.O., passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 17, 2018, surrounded by his wife, Sheila, and his son, Christopher.
A native of Oklahoma, he was born in August of 1934 in Hollis, Okla. A dedicated doctor of Osteopathy and pillar of the Norman community, Dr. Meeks was of humble beginnings as a janitor’s son. Despite the odds, and against the criticism of naysayers, he persevered and achieved his dreams.
Throughout the course of his career, he served as chief-of-staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital, vice chief-of-staff at Ardmore Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, president of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, vice chairman of the Oklahoma Board of Osteopathic Examiners, chairman of the Oklahoma Health Systems Agency Board and member of the House of Delegates of the American Osteopathic Association. He was instrumental in the development and establishment of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, where he also served as an associate professor. He was a charter member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. As a renowned surgeon, he served as a member of the National Council of Professional Standards Review Organization as the adviser to President Jimmy Carter.
In his leisure time, his passions included Sooner sports, flying planes and horse racing. As a young man, he lettered in football, track and basketball at Southwestern Oklahoma State from 1953-1955. He then attained his medical degree from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Meeks was a purveyor of art with a specific affinity to Red Skelton works.
Dr. Meeks is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sheila Robison Meeks; his son, Christopher Brent Meeks; and seven grandchildren.
He was happy to spend his final days serving his patients in the Norman community.