Vernon O. Meador

flag-clip-art-american-flag-wave-metalCENTRALIA — Vernon O. Meador, 89, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

He was born April, 23, 1926, the son of Bert and Nett (Henson) Meador. He married Jackie Williams August 2, 1952 in Salem.  She preceded him in death on August 17, 1994.

Survivors include his daughter Vickie Brandol, husband Gail of Centralia; grandchildren Tracy Arnold and picture-pubhusband Robert Jr. of Centralia, Justin Wayman and Sarah Draege of Centralia, Kristin Trumbo and husband Dustin of Salem; seven great-grandchildren Collin, Austin, and Emily Arnold, Joshua Wayman, Connor, Allison, and Aubrey Trumbo; sister Reba Metcalf of Texico; sister-in-law Barbara Marion of Montana; nephew Jerry Metcalf of Iuka;  former son-in-law Vern Wayman of Centralia; and special caregiver and friend Tina Baldwin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; niece Barbara Owens; brother-in-law Rev. Otto “Junior” Metcalf; uncle Chester Meador; mother-in-law Margaret Crawford; cousins Rev. Charles Bryan and Rev. Olan Henson; and close cousin and friend Harold Meador.

Mr. Meador served in the United States Army COB 38th Inf. Reg. 2nd Division during World War II. He was a 50 year member of the Laborer Union. He previously had worked for several companies including the Triple S Construction Company, owned by Ed Seiple, whom he considered to be a friend, Southern Concrete, and Depew and Owens. He enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren.He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. And he dearly cared for his cat Smoky.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2015 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Forth officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded by the Centralia VFW Post 2055 and American Legion Post 446.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. – 6  p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2015 and one hour prior to the services on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Centralia VFW Post 2055.

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