David Meade

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CONOVER — David Alexander Meade, 77, of Conover, Ohio, passed away at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 27, 1939, in Castlewood, Virginia, the son of the late William Ray and Ludia E. (Keith) Meade.

On Oct. 26, 1996, he married Pearl Hooker, who survives him along with nine children, Brenda Meade, James Meade, Mike Meade, Larry (Pam) Hooker, Deb (Randy) Hughes, Cliff (Kim) Hooker, Joyce (Robert) Bey, Barb (Ken) Brown, and Tina (Mike) VanDeGrift; one brother, Ray (Susie) Meade; and two sisters, Peggy (Larry) Carr and Rosie (John) Vance. He was very blessed to have 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by seven siblings, Emmet (Pearl) Meade, Fred (Juanita) Meade, Beatrice (Oscar) Neece, Agnes (Vernon) Jenkins, Hubert Meade, Bufford (Frances) Meade, and Gene (Frances) Baker.

David was retired from the former Val Decker's Packing Co. in Piqua. He was a member of Elm Tree Church in Conover. He was a man of faith, and served as an evangelist and minister for much of his life. David enjoyed horse shoe pitching, coon hunting, fishing in his pond, and the company of his faithful dog, Buster. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Full Gospel Community Church, 950 Childrens Home Road, Sidney, with Pastor Jeff Hill officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or ALS Association in David's memory.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Meade family at our website,

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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2016