Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Hank Meares

Dec 10th, 1956 - May 19th, 2020

     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: