George Alan Meade, 29, of Granite City, Ill., born July 18, 1982, in Clayton, Mo., passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at his home.
Mr. Meade was employed at Bender Drywall in St. Louis, Mo., with five years of dedicated service and was a member of the District Council Local No. 58. He was also a member of the Venice Social Club and was a Granite City High School 2000 graduate. A very outgoing person who was known for always helping others, enjoyed his days of fishing, hunting, shooting pool, riding four wheelers and jet skis and had a special love of Mustangs and fireworks.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bonita and Doyle Meade.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Elizabeth A. "Beth," nee Rose, Meade, whom he married on Oct. 7, 2006, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville, Ill.; his mother and stepfather, Debbie and Keith Flaugher of Granite City, Ill.; father, George C. Meade of Granite City, Ill.; grandparents, William and Mabel Dacus and Vivian and Jim Flaugher of Granite City, Ill.; two brothers, Daniel Meade and Derek Flaugher, both of Granite City, Ill.; stepsister, Lindsey Flaugher of Granite City, Ill.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Karen and Richard Rose of Collinsville, Ill.; sister-in-law, Katie Rose of Collinsville, Ill.; brothers-in-law, Paul (Carmen) Rose of Collinsville, Ill., and John Rose of Fairview Heights, Ill.; his cherished rat terrier, Foxy; many aunts; uncles; cousins; other extended family and many friends.
Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service in celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011,. with the Rev. Mark Maynard officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.
IRWIN MARYVILLE ROAD CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2011