Benjamin Franklin Meadows, 80 of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on Thursday, July 7, 1932 in Richwood, WV, a son of the late Earnest Letcher Meadows and Clarice Jane Losh Meadows. He was also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Paul Meadows, Mary Brown, Esther Green, Herbert Meadows, Earnest Meadows, James, Flora, Jessie Ronnie Meadows. He was a retired five star service manager with Peaks Motors and was a veteran of the U. S Army having served during the Korean War
. Surviving is his wife, Betty S. Meadows; a daughter, Beth Meadows, partner, Julia Thomason of Salisbury, NC; two sons, Bruce Meadows, wife, Teresa of Bedford, Brian Meadows, friend, Wendy, Jordan of Forest, three granddaughters, Tiffany Brooke Meadows, Danielle Crews, Brandy Giles, three great-grandchildren, MaKaylah Giles, McKenzie Giles, Aayden Crews. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Mike Amert, 1707 Virginia Byway, Bedford, VA 24523 or Bedford Christian Ministries, 217 West Washington Street, Bedford, VA 24523. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 2 pm at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Davis, Rev. Steve Turner Rev. William Clark officiating. Interment followed in Church Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home Cremation Service, Bedford.