Dr. Duane William Meredith, M.D.-March 16, 2011

Dr. Duane William Meredith, M.D., 94, of Amarillo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with the Rev. Mike Nuthman officiating.  Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors
Duane was born August 12, 1916 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  He was the fifth child of seven born to Dr. Charles Duane, M.D. and Amelia Kerr Meredith.  He graduated from SMU and married Jayne Lea Abbott on August 16, 1940 at Wichita Falls, Texas.  Duane completed his medical degree in 1942 at Baylor Medical College.  He then completed an internship and residency in 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He entered the Army for two years during WW2.  In 1946, Duane completed another residency in surgery and in 1947 started a medical practice in Hamilton, Texas.
Duane brought his family to Dumas, Texas in 1948 where he began a general family, surgical and OB/GYN practice.  He continued his medical practice in Dumas until retirement in 1986 at the age of 70.  He retired to his home in Amarillo to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren and pursue hobbies.
Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Jayne Lea, on January 13, 1999;  his parents; two sisters, Mary Vogel and Amy Downing; three brothers, Dr. Filmore, Robert and Phillip Meredith.
Survivors include his brother, Frank Kerr and wife Mary Lou Meredith of Dallas; his sons, Michael Duane and wife Doris Meredith and William Randall and wife Phyllis Meredith of Amarillo; grandchildren, Jason Duane and wife Andrea Meredith of Flower Mound, Texas, Matthew A. Meredith of Aurora, Colorado and Megan Elizabeth and husband Gordie Lobay of Cambridge, England; and three great-grandchildren, Addison Taylor and Ellison Reese Meredith and Harry Michael Lobay.
The family will be at 4002 Montague and 7917 Vail Dr. in Amarillo.
The family suggest memorials be sent to a charity of choice.
A visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the funeral home.

0 Replies to “Dr. Duane William Meredith, M.D.-March 16, 2011”

  1. Doris, So sorry to see that he passed. Keeping you all in my prayers. Good doctor and great man!
    Moms still in hospice there at the home in Dumas.

  2. Dr. Meredith took such good care of me when I was a child. May he rest in peace, and may those of you left behind find peace in your memories of his good long life.

  3. So sorry to hear of Dr. Meredith’s passing. He set the standard for us as we moved to different places and looked for doctors. They all had to pass the Dr. Meredith comparison.
    Chris and Gladys (Record) Lummus

  4. Dr. Meredith was a wonderful, caring person and an excellent doctor! He took such good care of us from delivering our babies to taking out tonsils. When we called him at home, he and Mrs. Meredith were always so kind and gracious. They just don’t make doctors such as him anymore…he did it all and he did it well! May God bless your family at this time of sadness.

  5. I will remember Uncle Bill’s help and comfort when my dad was in his last days. He was a kind and gracious man who will be greatly missed .

  6. My condolences to the family of Dr. Meredith. He delivered me and was my physcian till I was 18 and moved. He was a wonderful physcian and great with his patients. He took care of my entire family until his retirement. I still remember him with love and compasion. Again I am very sorry for your loss.

  7. My heart is with you all in the loss of a most wonderful man and doctor. I rmemember every visit with him but especially when I broke my arm and he told me he would just feel better if I went to Amarillo to see a specialist. My mohter thought he was the best doctor ever and we all trusted him as if he were our father. We have talked about him and you boys many times. I can always remember seeing you dropped off at church on Sundays I spoke with Mike when my mother needed some legal advice several years back and have thought of you all many, many times. He was a wonderfully compassionate and extraordinary man. Not many like him.
    May God give you comfort in knowing he has abeen well received.
    Susan Matthews Stevenson

  8. Our thoughts and prayer are with you in this time of loss. Dr. Meredith was our doctor, took very good care of our family, and delivered our 4 children. We were blessed knowing him. He will be missed.

  9. To the Families of Dr. Meredith, Please accept my condolences for the loss of a good man and a great partner for my dad, Dr. Byron W. Wright, Sr. He was a good friend to my father and to all of our family. I know he was trying to retire at the time of my fathers death, but stayed on for another year until the practice could be sold. I have been gone for many years now, but still remember the great days of growing up in Dumas, Texas. Dr. Meredith was always there for us when the Wright kids were growing up. May he be at peace with our Lord and Savior. My best, Byron Wright, Jr.

  10. So many fond memories with such a fine doctor and faithful support, always there for his patients in good and bad times. May our Lord and Savior support you in this difficult time for each of you as only He can do.

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