Walter R. (Dick) Meehan, 65, who retired in 1973 as chief of a directorate in the Department of the Army's Personnel Center, died March 14 while vacationing in Pinehurst, N.C. He had a stroke.

Mr. Meehan, who lived in Rockville, had seved on active duty with the Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. He had remained in the Army Reserves until 1975, when he retired with the rank of colonel.

He was born in Manchester, N.Y. He graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., and earned a master's degree from Chicago Teachers College. gAfter World War II, he was a vocational adviser with the Veterans Administration in Rochester, N.Y.

In 1954, he moved to the Washington area and became a military personnel specialist and digital computer systems administrator with the Department of the Army.

Mr. Meehan received a number of honors, including the departmet of the Army's Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Parish in Garret Park and a founding member of the Lakewood Country Club in Rockville.

Survivors include his wife, Irene B., of Rockville; three children, James R., of Rockville, Thomas J., of Bethesda, and John W., of Laramie, Wyo., and a sister, Kathryn Broderick of Pittsford, N.Y.