19670223 Oxnard Press Courier Oxnard Man Dies in El Rio Cave-In

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, February 23, 1967

Oxnard man dies in El Rio cave-inJ. L. Meeks, an Oxnard car* I arrived. Efforts to revive him penter, was suffocated Tuesday (failed. Three El Rio station in a sand cave-in at the South-ifiremen applied artificial respi-ern Pacific Co.’s gravel works I ration while Meeks was being in El Rio extracted from the hole, aboutMeeks, 44. of 355 W St. 1® feet deep,Mary’s Dr., was buried under Meeks was born in Oklahoma about 10 tons of sand that col- Feb. 5. 1923, one of 14 childrenMeefcs u a‘b i1923? wasa intersUnirvedas ilapsed into a trench where he!He was a member of the Car-was working on wooden forms! pen hers Union for 25 years. He for a belt line, served as a U.S Army corps-G©-workers, digging frantical-lman during World War II andly with their bare hands and was a member of the Veteransshovels, had uncovered the un- of Foreign Warsconscious Meeks head and, Survivors include his wife shoulders by the Uine firemen; Llla; Ihm, sons ,1 L. Meeksnr^\ a . Jr in Vietnam, I.anv and1.000th Chicaao Vrno,d and a daughler Ja-. j i . lena a!i of Oxnard; his motherqanqland slayina X!t oiut* Meeks, of Ktw..od,^iOkla.; brothers, Arles Meeks,CHICAGO (UP1) — Chicago's;Moorpark, 0 W. Meeks, Cama-1,000th gangland slaying victim riilo; William Meeks, Oklahoma was found Wednesday shot in City; Buddy and Jerry Meeks, the back six or seven times,” Borrego Springs; and sisters, beaten about the face and Mr*. Bestal Alley, Oxnard, frozen beside a road west of Mrs. Wanda Smith, Camarillo, town Mrs Dorothy McPhetridge, Matin the chest of Robert dera, Mrs. Evvy Gascon, El Hannah 31. was a dime, aiCentro Mrs Delma Shirle\bo! in underworld circles ( ameron, Okla, and Mrs Wildesignating a stoolpigeon Ima Bartley, Fair Oaks,KO|)\ Ol CAVE IN \K HM H ItOt (iHT HI T 01 E\t V\ \TIO\ Resuscitation efforts bv firemen, deputies failed to revive Ovnardei