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David Travis Meneely (Chief) Obituary

David Travis Meneely (Chief) of Burbank, OK passed away Friday, Nov. 22, in Amarillo, TX. He was 37 years of age.

David was born on May 13, 1982, in Ponca City to David Vence Meneely and Martha Dee Donelson.

David grew up in Osage County and graduated from Shidler High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps to serve his country. He served two tours in Iraq before he was honorably discharged. He went to college to seek a bachelor’s degree in Native American Law.

“Chief,” as he was referred to, met the love of his life Diana Medina and they were married August 15, 2015, and they made their home in Burbank. David enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, shooting guns and rifles, riding horses, training service dogs and taking “walkabouts.”

David leaves behind to cherish his memory: wife Diana of the Home; daughter, Lila Bible of Red Rock, OK; his mother Martha Donelson-Green and husband Fred of Burbank; and father Vence Meneely and wife Sonya of Webb City, OK. Also surviving are numerous siblings, nieces and nephews

Funeral services were held Nov. 30, 2019, at the Ponca City Assembly with Pastor Dewayne Bardwell officiating. Burial followed on David’s family ranch in Osage County. Pallbearers were Joe Soltis, Alan Murray, John Jones, Cody Myers, Brian Troth, Brandon Teppo, and John Arnette


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Original Publish Date: 2019-12-16 00:00:00

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