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Hank Meares

Dec 10th, 1956 - May 19th, 2020

 A private graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery


     David Hank Meares, age 63, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday evening, May 19, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

     He was born December 10, 1956, in Clay County, Illinois, the son of Leonard E. and Ella L. (Loveland) Meares.

     Hank was a member of the Flora High School class of 1975.  He worked as a truck driver for many years and was known as “Hammer’n Hank.”  He enjoyed going to church services and had attended Orchardville Church in the past until his health no longer allowed.  He looked forward to going camping in DuQuoin each year and enjoyed cooking and eating at Grandma’s Kitchen and Julians.

     He is survived by cousins: Bob (Elaine) Meares of Flora and Mary Ann Pittman of Flora; special friends: Vickie Strange, Gary Lehman, Lisa Davis, and Lisa Kincaid; and numerous other close friends that he considered family.  

     He was preceded in death by his parents: Leonard and Ella Meares; and a sister: Jana Franklin.

     A private graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery with George Thomason officiating.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations in Hank’s memory are suggested to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:


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Karl & Kristy (Woomer)Kramer

May 20th

A good man. Those are our thoughts on Hank Meares. He used to visit Becky (Hunt) Payne and myself, pretty much every weekend while we worked at S&L Video, in Milts Alley. No more suffering for Hank. Rest in Peace!

Rhonda Evans

May 20th

So Sorry for your loss!

John & Lisa Haycock

May 20th

Hard to believe that Mr. Hank is gone. He was always the nicest guy every time you met him...He had the biggest heart and smile. Continued prayers for the family....will miss this guy for sure...

Rick and Trudy Stanford

May 20th

Hank always had a kind heart and smile even tho he has fought to breathe for years. R.I.P. Hank....till me meet again bud!

Carla Eastberg

May 21st

Such a wonderful and friendly guy. You will be missed Hank. Rest in peace, no more pain. Angels are watching you now

Doug and Nancy Mills

May 21st

I have so many memories of Hank and all who I hang around with. Prayers to his family. Can't believe he is gone. But know he is no longer suffering

kim hamilton

May 21st

will miss you Hank and a lot fun

Susan and Jim Allison

May 21st

Rest In Peace Hank πŸ•Š

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

May 21st

Thoughts and prayers to all. May God comfort you all in this time

Mona Bowen Zuck

May 22nd

We went to school together for many years at Lincoln then onto high school. He was one special guy he would always make time to sit and talk to anyone. He will be missed but he is no longer in pain.

Terry Igert

May 22nd

We will be praying for you all!!!!! So sorry!!!!

Steve and Nancy Mink

May 22nd

Fly high!

Brad W Baker

May 22nd

With Deepest Sympathy. We're so very sorry for your loss! Brad Baker

Greg and Deanna Hamilton

May 22nd

Going to miss you HONK.

Sammie and Tina Wickiser

May 23rd

Candy (Billy) Harrell

May 23rd

So many memories with Hank! I met Hank through my then sister in law, as he was friends with Rick Beall, who also drove. Such a character and provided many laughs. I last seen him eating out at Julian’s- he will be missed! Rest In Peace Hank! ❀️

Dave and Deb Phillips

May 23rd

Mary Reynolds

May 23rd

Rest In Peace Hank... I will always remember your kind soul and heart πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Jeff & Marti Ruger

May 23rd

You will be missed Hank. A lot of memories from visiting at the Pizza Pit, to camping at DuQuoin. And for the last several years you joining us for Thanksgiving.

Rick Klanke

May 23rd

My Heart goes out to the Family. Hank was a good man. He was always willing to help you out if needed. He liked to play the tough guy but he was a good soul. Til we meet again.

Meryl Woods Jr

May 23rd

So sorry for you loss of Hank. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

Gary Lehman

May 24th

Will be missed. Enjoyed the years at DuQuoin and all the times we went camping. Loved to be part of the family gatherings.



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