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Timothy Galvin
Born in United States
18 years
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April 21, 1989
Born in Vinita Oklahoma on April 21, 1989.
November 8, 2007
It took ONLY one night...one party...one dose...to kill my ONLY son.

My son Timothy Christopher Galvin was 18 years old when he died of a methadone overdose on November 8, 2007.

He was going to start college at Rogers State University in January 2008, majoring in architechal engineering. He was a soldier in the National Guard Army and would have been deployed for Iraq in November 2007, but he had scored a 56 on his ASVAP test for enlistment. His Sergeant said this was one of the highest scores he had seen in 6 years. Therefore, he was eligible for the college first program which means he would not be deployed if he was enrolled in college.

He was at a party on November 7 2007. I was told that he had been drinking liquor and Tim was not in his right mind if he was drinking anything other than a few beers. Somebody "gave him" or "let him take" a deadly dose of Methadone and by the next morning his best friend had to be the one to find him dead in his bed. We later learned that these parties are called "Pharm Parties". A bunch of random prescription drugs that people bring with them are put in a dish and what you pick up is what you take. Unfortunately my son picked methadone.

This tragic accident took my only son & my best friend.

He was so bright, funny, handsome and caring. He had a heart as big as his smile. He never had a bad word to say and was always respectful. He would rarely argue with me...we have always gotten along together and enjoyed each others company. Probably because I was only fifteen years old when he was born so we basically grew up together.

He had so much going for him with plans of starting college, getting his own place at school and advancing in rank for the Army. His life was just beginning--now he is gone.
I love you son.

"I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me"
(2 Samuel 12:23)
Timara J. Meeks
November 8, 2007
Passed away on November 8, 2007.
November 14, 2007
Timothy Christopher Galvin Meeks, 18 year old Ketchum resident, passed away Thursday November 8, 2007. Timmy was a PVT 2, with Bravo Company, 120th Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard Unit of Pryor, Oklahoma. On May 11, 2007, He had graduated from basic training for Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon at the Army Maneuver Support Center in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He went on to complete his AIT training at NCTC Naval Base in Gulfport, Mississippi. Timmy returned home on July 13, 2007, He was scheduled to begin classes at TCC in the spring of 2008 to pursue his degree in engineering.

Tim was born April 21, 1989 in Miami, to Timara Jean Galvin and Chris Meeks. His mother was only 15 years old at the time of his birth; this made their relationship unlike any, they grew up together best friends until Timmy’s untimely departure. Timara and Chris were married on July 25, 1991, after her graduation from Vinita High School.

Tim was one of the most respectful, talented, humorous and determined young men that you would have ever met. Above all else he was so funny and comical. He enjoyed making his friends, family and strangers laugh with his quick wit and unforgettable smile. Tim loved music, computers, fishing and golf.

He was always very close with his family and had a very special relationship with his grandma, June Galvin Stoner, who preceded him in death in March of 2006 after an extended battle with cancer. Others who preceded him in death include, great aunts, Agnes Forbis, Kathie Briscoe and great-uncle Pat Galvin.

Tim is survived by; his mother Timara Galvin Meeks of Vinita, his father Chris Meeks of Tulsa, his grandparents, Tim Galvin of Vinita, Loyd and Betty Meeks of Parkhill, Oklahoma, great-grandmother, Lucille Galvin of Vinita, aunts and uncles, Jim and Jamie Palerino and sons Anthony Palerino and Adam Darr of Lewiston, Idaho, Adam and Jessica Woods of Tahlequah, Amy Thomas and daughter Taylor of Ketchum, John Daniel Phillips Galvin of Ketchum, Mike Thomas of Big Cabin, great aunts and uncles, Pete and Ouida Galvin of Catoosa, Mike and Johnnie Galvin of Vinita, Delbert and Frances Teel of Vedigris, Bernie Galvin of San Francisco, CA, Doris Simmons of Arkansas City, Kansas, Ethel McDorman of Tulsa, Louis and Helen Minson of Vinita, Jean Cass of Vinita, Sharon Lechlider of Vinita, Mary Rains of Vinita, Dale and Jeri Estep of Bluejacket, Billy and Donnie Ringwold of Stonewall, also many other relatives, loved ones, friends and battle buddies to numerous to mention.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vinita, with Rev. Janice Hill officiating. Graveside services with full military rites will be held at the Fairview Cemetery at a time to be announced later. Memorial donations may be made to the Timothy Galvin Memorial Fund at the Oklahoma State Bank in Vinita and on Grand Lake. Online condolences may be made at www.honoringmemories.com. Arrangements are by the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita.