Meads, Giles "Wally" SAN DIEGO -- Giles "Wally" Meads passed away October 25, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, following a long illness. Wally Meads was born in Benton, Illinois on July 7, 1935 to Giles W. Meads and Pearl (Dunn) Meads. He and his family, including older brother Richard, moved to San Diego in 1938 and settled in Mission Hills. Wally attended San Diego High School and San Diego State. He served in the special services of the U.S. Army
during the Korean War
. Wally Meads was a talented communicator and marketer. He began his career in radio as a disc jockey at KDEO. He joined his brother Dick's advertising agency, Knoth & Meads, as an account executive and quickly realized his passion for homebuilding. Cimarron Homes and The Meads Group, built over 2,000 homes in California and Texas. Wally will be remembered for his keen sense of humor and positive attitude. He loved horse back riding and snow skiing. He is survived by his wife, Julie; brother, Dick Meads; daughter, Carlene Wilkie (husband, Don); son Jeff Meads, three grandchildren (Brittney, Travis and Cameron), two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 921 07. www.dignitymemorial. comlbeardsley-mitchell- funeral-home. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers send donations to San Diego Hippotherapy, 1573 Wilson Road, Ramona, CA 92065.