MEADE Lawrence B. Meade, age 67, of Grove City, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 9, 2011. Lawrence was born on September 14, 1943 in Columbus to the late Earl and Loretta Meade (Granby). As a young man he proudly served his country by joining the US Navy. He was a very caring man with a big heart. He loved to travel on a moments notice; he was an avid fisherman and loved to share this passion with his grandchildren. He was also a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan, and was an usher for many years. He was a proud member of the American Legion and Central Ohio Anglers and Hunters Club. His family will forever cherish his laughter, compassion and love. He is preceded in death by his step father Steve Granby, step-mother Dorothy Meade, half brothers Dean and Thomas Meade, and his father-in-law Earl Henson. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Michelle; daughters, Darlene Sroufe, Karen (Michael) Newman; son, Steven Meade (Tony Whitlow); three grandsons; three granddaughters; three great-grandsons; sisters, Verna Jean McGlaughlin, Patricia (Tom) Lamb; half brothers, Don (Sharon) Meade, David Meade; half sister, Mary Alice Meade; step-brothers, Adin, Paul and Glen Shade; mother-in-law, Denise Henson; sisters-in-law, Marianne (Robert) Toney, Monique (Bradley) Galford; and his beloved dog, Baylee. A celebration of Lawrence's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lawrence's memory may be made to the Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 123, Washington DC, 20004; Franklin County Humane Society, 1721 Alumn Creek Dr., Columbus, OH, 43207 or Honor Flight, Inc., Attn: Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Lawrence. Arrangements entrusted to the SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 11, 2011