Joseph J. Meador
VIRGINIA BEACH-Joseph J. Meador, 90, died December 31, 2003 at Virginia Beach General Hospital. A native of West Virginia, he was born February 7, 1913, in Gauley Bridge, grew up in Hinton, West Virginia and lived in Charleston, West Virginia for 58 years. He was a 1932 graduate of Hinton High School, then graduated from Capital City Commercial College. Joseph worked as an office manager and accountant for RIC Inc., Londeree Music Company, and JD Moore. In his community, he was a charter member of Elk Hills Presbyterian Church. In 1988, he retired to Virginia Beach with his boloved wife of 66 years, Jeanetta. They became members of Bayside Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach. Joe was a published poet, hymn writer and also an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener.
He is survived by a son, Dr. Joseph W. Meador, his wife Mary, and their four children: Abbie, Cara, Matt, and Anna of Arlington, Mass; a daughter, Janice M. Johnson, and her daughter, Gillian of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Paula M. Sheard, her husband Mark and son, Alex, also of Virginia Beach. Joseph was predeceased by both his wife and son, Rudye M. Meador.
The visitation will be held on Friday, January 2, 2003 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, January 3, 2003 at 2:00pm with burial to follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Meador Family Memorial at Bayside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Ewell Road, Virginia Beach 23455.
Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Joseph J. Meador