The Arizona Republic
October 12, 2014
Meek, G. C. (Rusty) 89, Died peacefully at his home in Scottsdale on 9/16/2014. Rusty came to the Valley in 1970 to work on "The New Dick Van Dyke Show". He was a WWII Navy Veteran and worked in all facets of the Motion Picture Industry, starting in Cartooning and finishing in Production. He was a member of "The Order Franciscan Seculars". He is survived by his adoring wife Jo Jean, Children, Barbara (Bill), David (Delia), Christina (Moose), Victoria (Steve), Kimberly (Dale) and Elizabeth (Harry) He was a doting Grandfather to 11 Grandchildren, Jaclyn, Briana, Matthew, Giana, Joshua, Michael, Madelyn, Isabella, Alexandra, Nathaniel and Alexander and 3 Great-Grandchildren, Luis, Tristen, and Juan. The Meek Family wishes to thank the caregivers of Hospice of the Valley, Carolyn, Cindy and Brenda for the wonderful care of Rusty. Services to be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center, Saturday, October 18, 1:00 pm.
MEEK, Rusty (George C Meek)
Born: 3/5/1925, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: 9/16/2014, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.
Rusty Meek’s westerns – assistant director, production manager:
Giant – 1956 [assistant director]
Maverick (TV) – 1958, 1959 [assistant director]
Sugarfoot (TV) – 1958, 1959 [assistant director]
Lawman (TV) – 1959 [assistant director]
Bronco (TV) – 1959 [assistant director]
Barquero – 1970 [assistant director]
Gon with the West – 1975 [production manager]
Banjo Hackett: Roamin’ Free (TV) – 1976 [assistant director]
Stagecoach (TV) – 1986 [production manager]