Eddie Arnold Meadows, 66, of New Castle, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012.
He was born in Buchanan County, a son of the late Rufus McKinley Meadows and Eva Meadows and had been an area resident for 20 years. He was employed as a coal miner for over thirty years, loved to fish and hunt and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Leonard, Rufus, Jr., Willard, Clarence, Ted and Howard Meadows; two sisters, Virgie McGuigan and Ethel Osborne, and by a son-in-law, Richard Boyd .
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Dellie Brown Meadows; two daughters, Dedra Baitis and her husband Robert, and Angela Boyd; a son Eddie A. Meadows, II and his wife Alli; five grandchildren, Jacob and Brandon Young, Victor and Lilly Meadows, and Brittany Boyd; a son-in-law, Mike Young; three brothers, Earnest, Lee and Jimmy Meadows; three sisters, Eunice Strouth, Ruby McGuigan and Alice Smith; a special nephew Bobby Coleman; special nieces, Tina Blankenship, Celina Hale, Jessica Brown and Jeanene Horn, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews, and his “fishin’ buddy” Brent Crush.
The family would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere thanks, to the doctors, nurses and staff of Carillion Hospice of New River for the love and care shown to Eddie and them during this time.
A memorial service will be held at Craig Valley Baptist Church at 11AM, Saturday, May 12, 2012. The Rev. William “Bill” Grindstaff will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Craig County Cancer Support Group, c/o Hope Hagie 12951 Cumberland Gap Rd. New Castle, VA 24127. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.