Douglas “Doug” Leroy Meister was born in Fairview, Oklahoma on May 8, 1958 to Harry and Clara Belle Simons Meister and passed from this earth on May 28, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Doug was a longtime resident of Ringwood and graduated high school there in 1976. After high school, Doug attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, followed by one year at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany. He then moved back to Ringwood and married his high school love, Linda Koehn, on April 5, 1980. Together, Doug and Linda had two sons, Matthew and Jarred Meister. Doug served at the First Baptist Church, and previously attended the Wesleyan Church in Ringwood. He had a passion for children and youth ministries, spending close to twenty years teaching children and young adults about Jesus. Doug loved his family, loved family gatherings, and particularly loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Doug is survived by his wife, Linda Koehn Meister; son, Jarred Meister and wife, Nadia; stepfather, Bois Farrington; sister, Sheryl Meister; brothers, Steve Meister and wife, Melinda, Scott Conaway and wife, Tammie and Kelly Conaway and wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Mattie, Amira and Zane Meister; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents, Harry Meister and Clara Belle Farrington; son, Matthew Meister and brother, Eldon Meister.
Celebration of Life Service for Doug will be Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ringwood. Burial will follow in Square Cedar Cemetery near Cleo Springs. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Okeene. Viewing will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the funeral home in Okeene 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ringwood First Baptist Church Children’s Ministries through the funeral home.
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