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Thomas Alan Meador

1933 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Alan Meador Obituary
Thomas Alan Meador of Smithfield went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 5, 2018. Thomas (Tom) was born December 21, 1933 in Charleston, WV to Lorraine Meador and Catherine Spencer Slate. He was later raised in Newport News by his mother and step-father, Pelham G. Slate, graduating from Warwick High School in 1951. He attended The College of William and Mary, a 1955 graduate. Tom served in the U.S. Army Reserves for the first 9 years of his 38 year career with the Newport News Shipbuilding. He served his community on the Smithfield Library Board and the Isle of Wight Ruritan Club. Tom and his wife, Blair, enjoyed the Smithfield German Club and even performed in several productions at the Smithfield Little Theatre. After retiring, Tom worked for the Isle of Wight Tourism Bureau and the Barlow & Riddick Law Firm. Tom was a well respected member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he provided leadership on several boards and was a conference delegate. He loved and collected trains since childhood. Though Tom and Blair were avid readers and travelers, to them there was nothing better than spending time at their Outer Banks beach cottage with family and friends, and drinking coffee on the back porch enjoying the breezes and sunshine. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Blair Roper Meador; his daughter, Jennifer Lynn Meador Hicks (Kevin); his son, Jeffrey Alan Meador; and daughter, Anne Rose Wright (Mark). He has many grandchildren: Laura, Kevin Jr. (Kristen), Elise & Joel Hicks, Nick Clark, Alexandra & Alyssa Rose, and Corey & Alicia Wright as well as great grandchildren. Tom is also survived by his sister, Pamela Slate Liggett, and her three daughters, Nicole O'Brien (Evans), Christy Sauer (Greg) and Susan Griswold (Red) and their children. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Smithfield. A reception immediately following the service will be in the Family Life Center. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to Trinity United Methodist Church in N.N., the church where he and his family grew up, or Christian Outreach Program in Smithfield. Funeral arrangements provided by Weymouth Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018
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