Meredon Francis Cable was born May 28, 1935 to John and Etta Cable in Newcastle Oklahoma. He passed from this life on January 17, 2023, in Lindsay, Oklahoma, at the age of 87.
Meredon married the love of his life, Lauvern Marion on August 23, 1957. They spent over 65 years together. He was a lifetime resident of Lindsay, graduating from Newcastle High School in 1954. He started his interest in the printing/newspaper career during his time at Okmulgee Tech.
Meredon went to work for The Lindsay News in 1955 and worked approximately 20 years. In 1975 following 35 years of publishing the paper, the Smiths sold the Lindsay News to The Lindsay Publishing Co., Inc., a company based in Altus Oklahoma. The company sold the commercial printing business to Meredon and Lauvern Cable who, with the help of their son Darrell Cable operated it as Cable Printing Company, a commercial printing business and in 1983, they purchased The Lindsay News, where Meredon was editor and publisher until he retired in 2008.
Meredon and Lauvern owned and operated Cable’s Drive-In from 1971-1987.
Meredon was a member of the Murray Hill Church of Christ and was one of the founding members. He served as Rotary Club President and was also president of the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce.
Meredon was an ordained minister and was very passionate about speaking the Gospel everywhere he went. He married many couples and was instrumental in baptizing many including his grandchildren.
He was an avid storyteller and loved to tell stories about when he was younger. Meredon could fix almost anything electrical or mechanical. If it had bolts and screws he was the first one to dive in to fix it. He was also a very talented musician. He taught himself how to play many instruments including the guitar, harmonica, and the accordion. Meredon loved to go down to the Lindsay Nursing home and sing and play for everyone there, making many friends along the way.
His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy and he made sure everyone knew it. He always had a picture on his phone and made sure to show everyone who would listen.
Meredon had a heart of gold and loved everyone he came in contact with but he definitely had an ornery side to him. He loved to call his family and pester them and never missed an opportunity to tell a joke, multiple times. He will be missed by many.
Left to cherish the memory of Meredon is his wife of 65 years, Lauvern Cable; sons, Darrell Cable and wife Tammie of Lindsay and Jerry Cable and wife Bonnie of Carencro, LA.; grandchildren, Matt Cable of Louisiana, Bre Cable of Norman, Anisa Ford and husband Jon of Lindsay, Josh Cable of Louisiana, Kaden Cable of Ardmore, John Mark Hornbeck and wife Jenny of Moore and Jay Hornbeck and wife Brooke of Bridge Creek; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Evan Cable, Casen Mitchell, Addileigh and Emery Tucker, Brystol Ford, Chloe, Aubrey and Basin Cable, Cale and Colton Hornbeck, Ridley and River Hornbeck; brothers, Wayne and wife Phyllis Cable, Boyd and wife Cheryl Cable and Leland Kay and wife Louise; bonus daughter, Brenda Whiteaker; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Meredon was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Meredith Fisher; mother and father-in-law, Harley and Goldie Marion; and brother-in-laws, Charles Fisher and Lawrence Marion.
Pallbearers are James Rolen, Dustin Hawkins, Kaden Cable, David Smith, Joe Eubank and Patrick McDonnell. Honorary Pallbearer is Jerry McCorkle.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Murray Hill Church of Christ, Lindsay with Dale Jones officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay. Burial will be under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com
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