John Wesley Meux
John Wesley Meux passed away peacefully on March 13, 2017, at the age of 88, joining his wife, Elizabeth (Liz) Whitten Meux, and other loved ones, in the arms of our Lord. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Meux, and grew up in Arkansas.
John was a 1953 graduate of Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and after a year of teaching mathematics at Little Rock Central High School, began graduate work in mathematics, earning a Master of Science degree in 1957 at the University of Arkansas, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1960 at the University of Florida. He taught mathematics at the University of Florida, Kansas State University, and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas before retiring in 1993. He chaired the Mathematics Department at Midwestern State University and later served as Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics. In the year 2010 John was named as a Distinguished Alumnus of Henderson State University.
Following graduation from Prescott, Arkansas High School, John had three years enlisted service in the United States Marine Corps, and was a veteran of World War II. Then, in 1951, while in college, he was commissioned through the ROTC program and served fourteen years in the United States Army Reserve as an artillery officer before transferring to standby status with a rank of major.
John and Liz moved to Denton in 2012 to be near family members. These included his sister, Laura Jean Pounds and her husband Fay of Lewisville, Texas, now both deceased. John is survived by son Jay Meux and his wife Linda of Denton, Texas; daughter Laurie DeMars and her husband, Paul, of Allen, Texas; David and Dee Pounds of Flower Mound, Texas; Traci, Rob, Natalie, and Thompson Grant of Flower Mound, Texas; Bill, Lara, and Ben Pounds of Flower Mound, Texas; Amanda Pounds of Dallas, Texas; Granddaughter Erin Meux Homer and her husband Michael of Denton; grandson Josh Meux and his wife Sarah of McKinney, Texas; Grandson Bentley DeMars of McKinney, Texas; Grandson Morgan DeMars of Lufkin, Texas; and Great Grandson John (Jack) Simon Homer of Denton, Texas.
Memorials may be made by mail to: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America ... 322 8th Avenue, seventh floor, New York, NY 10001 or may be made on-line at www.alzfdn.org
In lieu of funeral services, family and friends will celebrate John’s life with a gathering to be held at a time and place yet to be determined.