|Leonard Meeker, 2005 by Oliver White|
In recent months, Leonard, with his wife Beverly, continued to entertain family, friends, and other visitors at his bedside on Ocracoke. It was always a delight to chat with him, discuss current events, and listen to his stories as legal counsel with the State Department, and as ambassador to Romania.
Leonard Meeker was a statesman, a gentleman, an active member of our community, and a delightful friend.
We will miss him.
You can read a more comprehensive article about Leonard, and listen to a recording of his first-hand account of the Cuban Missile Crisis ("one of the most important meetings in American history"), here: http://ocracokeobserver.com/2014/12/05/leonard-meeker-1916-2014-2/
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the 1837 murder of Willis Williams. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112114.htm.