1SGT Gary Bruce McMeen, age 82 years, of Pine Knot, Kentucky died Sunday, November 13 2022 at his home. He was born in Metamora, Illinois on January 31, 1940 the son of Bruce V. and Martha (Gillett) McMeen. Gary had served over 21 years in the US Army, where he done several tours in Vietnam. Gary along with Col. Sherrill Owens started the JROTC in McCreary County School System in 1979 where he also taught 12 years, and was a member the Bethel Baptist Church and the Oneida, Tennessee VFW. His parents; wife, Brenda (Richmond) McMeen; daughter, Dee Meadows; brother, Max McMeen; sister, Linda Turner; nephews, Kevin McMeen and Tim McMeen; and great nephew, Joshua McMeen precede him in death. Survivors include his children, Anita Childers, and husband, Kevin of Revelo, Kentucky, Leamon Perkins and wife, Lisa of Pine Knot, Kentucky, Rick McMeen and wife, Patricia of Temple, Texas, Kelly Perry and husband, Mark of Parkers Lake, Kentucky, Danielle Barlow and husband, Bruce of Somerset, Kentucky, and Frannie Bradley and husband, Scott of Somerset, Kentucky; brother, Randy McMeen and wife, Kathy of Milan, Illinois; sister, Cinda Matter and husband, Kevin of Rock Island, Illinois; sister-in-law, Dorothy McMeen of Milan, Illinois; 23 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; fur baby and companion, Bubbles; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held November 18, 2022, Friday 1pm at the Richmond Estates with Bro. Mark Perry and Bro. Leamon Perkins officiating. The family received friends after 11am Friday at his home 305 Leamon Richmond Rd Pine Knot, Kentucky. McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.