Guss Willard Eoff, Jr., age 91 of Meridian, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 9, 2014, at his residence near Meridian. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in the Meridian Church of Christ with Minister John Moore officiating. Burial was in the Meridian Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sean Eoff, Shannon Eoff, Dart Hyde, Tim Talley, Bryan Ramsey, and Jason Strawser. Guss was born March 7, 1923, in Ft. Worth, Texas, and was raised in southern California. He was a son of Guss W. Eoff, Sr. and Minnie Frances Ware Eoff. On Feb. 22, 1942, he was united in marriage to Ila Laline “Lily” Norris in Huntington Park, California. To this union one son was born, Larry, also a Gospel preacher. Guss began preaching in 1942. Guss attended Pepperdine College and Southwest State Teachers College. He received his Doctor of Ministry in 2000. Guss had preached in local congregations in California, Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Missouri.