Lewis E. Meadows
Lewis E. Meadows, 84, of Shenandoah Junction, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Hospice Inpatient Facility.
Born April 23, 1931, he was the son of the late S. Dewey and Vontella Foster Meadows.
He was a member of Bolivar United Methodist Church and recently attended Uvilla United Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.
Lewis graduated from Harpers Ferry High School in 1950 where he enjoyed playing football. He served as president of the Harpers Ferry Athletic Club for youth baseball and basketball for several years. He worked at Halltown Paperboard, insurance sales for Metropolitan Life Insurance, salesman for Supertane Gas and Sales, and retired from Jefferson County Board of Education as Director of Transportation with 20 years of service.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #1 in Paris, France and Post #14 in Martinsburg. He was a member of Logan Lodge No. 25, A.F.& A.M. in Harpers Ferry. Lewis achieved 32nd degree Mason and was a Shriner and a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Most important to him was his family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gloria Deene Meadows of Shenandoah Junction; four children; Dr. Craig Meadows who is a periodontist in Martinsburg, and his wife, Gretchen of Shenandoah Junction; Dawn “Peachie” Diehl currently teaching at Jefferson High School and her husband, Steve of Shenandoah Junction; CWO4 Blane Meadows currently serving in the U.S. Navy stationed at Gulf Port, Mississippi and his wife Teresa; Laurie Koontz practicing dental hygiene in New Market, Virginia and her husband, Mike living in Mt. Jackson, Virginia.
He was proud of all his grandchildren, Heather Meadows of Annapolis, Maryland, Joshua Meadows and wife, Anna of Shepherdstown; Jordan Diehl of Shepherdstown; Aissa Dielh and fiance, Keith Currence of Elkins; Frank Meadows of Gulf Port, Mississippi; Carmella Meadows attending U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Brittany Durrette and husband, Jarroun of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; Colton Koontz of Richmond, Virginia, Michael Koontz and Taylor Koontz both attending James Madison University, living in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
He also has two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Elijah Durrette of Mt. Jackson, Virginia. Also surviving is a sister, Doris and husband, Alfred Johnson of Laurel, Maryland, sister-in-law, Beverly Meadows of Shepherdstown, sister-in-law, Shirley Lucas of Bolivar, and sister-in-law, Wanda Zombro of Brunswick, Maryland; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Elizabeth Kowalski of Harpers Ferry, Dewey Meadows of Shepherdstown, brother-in-law, Clifford Zombro of Brunswick and niece, Lynda Armstrong of Laurel, Maryland.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, with Rev. Dr. Parker Hinzman officiating. Entombment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg. Logan Lodge No. 25 will hold a Masonic Rites. All Master Masons are to meet at the Lodge Hall at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning to open Lodge.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV, Uvilla United Methodist Church, 3415 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or Jefferson County Council on Aging, 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson, WV 25438.
Condolences may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.