David Peerce Van Meter III
David Peerce Van Meter III, 83, of Petersburg, died April 28, at home.
He was born at Mitchell Station, Ala., on Aug. 27, 1918, the son of the late Wilson Hopkins and Minnie Susan Smith Van Meter.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Martha Chenoweth. Also surviving is one daughter, Pamela Sue Gobert of Houston, Texas; four sons, Wilson H. "Hoppy" of Petersburg, C. Sterling of Saratoga, Calif., David P. IV, Petersburg and Charles A. Van Meter of Boston, Mass. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one sister, Mary Sue Van Meter of Baltimore, Md.
The body was cremated and a memorial service was May 2, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church,.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.(5/7)
May 7, 2002 - Grant CountyPress, Petersburg, West Virginia.
David Peerce Van Meter III passed away at his home on Sunday,
the 28th of April 2002, at the age of 83. Known to many of his friends as "Dave"
or "Porky," he was born at Mitchell Station, Ala., on Aug. 27, 1918, the son of
the late Wilson Hopkins and Minnie Susan Smith Van Meter. In 1927, David, his
parents and a sister, Mary Sue Van Meter, who survives, moved to Petersburg,
W.Va., where he has resided until his death.
From: The Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg, Virginia. April 30, 2002.