Former Rebel Meaut Loses Battle with Cancer
July 15, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss Baseball letterwinner Byron Paul Meaut, 64, lost his courageous 13-month battle with brain cancer at his home Wednesday surrounded by his loving family.

A native of Biloxi, Mississippi and a resident of St. Francisville, Louisiana, Meaut was a four-year letterwinner on the diamond for Ole Miss from 1970-73. A 1969 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Biloxi, Meaut was drafted by the Montreal Expos, but chose to sign a baseball scholarship with the Rebels and pursue a degree in business. He moved to Louisiana after graduating from Ole Miss in 1973 and became a successful independent furniture sales representative for over 40 years, which earned him numerous furniture sales achievement awards.

An active member of the M-Club, Meaut was a member of the Bluffs County Club, a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbie, two daughters, Jennifer Adams (Tommy) and Morgan Meaut (Michael Honeycutt), mother Jacqueline Meaut, brother Craig Meaut and sister Becky Meaut Smith (Tom), three grandchildren, Anna and Hudson Adams and Aubrey Honeycutt, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father C.A. (Buddy) Meaut.

Pallbearers include Mitch Kimble, Mike Kimble, Nic Smith, Brian Schweinefus, Ryan Pelletier and Scott Bruce. Visitation will be held at Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary, Louisiana Friday, July 15 from 5 until 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 16 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in St. Francisville at 11:30 a.m. followed by the burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.






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