Gerald Wilson Meadows, Sr., 72, of Newberry, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his residence.

Born on January 25, 1943, in Crab Orchard, WV, he was a son of the late Wilson and Edna Mae Gunter Meadows. He was an Army veteran and retired from General Electric. Mr. Meadows was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Newberry County Democratic Party, a former local union leader for the Central Labor Council and a former president of the GE local union.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Lester Meadows, a son, Gerald “Gerry” Meadows, Jr. of Roanoke, VA; daughters and their spouses, Andrea Meadows and Arman Cileli of Saratoga Springs, NY, Debbie and Roger Tillotson of Morgantown, WV, Teresa and Gary Ball of Newberry, Karen Lowe of Honaker, VA and Stephanie and David Jacobs of Salem, VA and nine grandchildren. Mr. Meadows was predeceased by a brother, Michael Meadows.

A visitation will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, June 26, 2015 at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 7:00 pm. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Kathy Carr. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tri County Hospice, 13795 CR Koon Highway, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#17 Robert & Gerdi Lake 2015-06-30 08:37
Teresa, Gary and Brooke,
We were very sorry to hear the news about your dad's death. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking about you and lifting you up in prayer.
#16 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-06-30 07:55
I am deeply sorry on the passing of Gerald. He was a good man that cared for many. He was a true believer in justice and right. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#15 Sammie Graham 2015-06-26 11:17
You fought the battle so hard to stay with us. That was the soldier and great man in you. Our friendship took us to the state capitol several times and you were always there when our party had anything at any time. You will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family.
#14 Adra Battle 2015-06-26 10:36
Gary and Teresa, So very sad to hear of Mr. Meadows passing. Always a loss to lose a Veteran! God is with you and Your family is in my prayers!
#13 gc 2015-06-26 08:36
I am so very sorry for your loss. May your many memories bring you comfort and peace. The Bible reminds us that Almighty God is "close to those who are broken at heart" and "throw you burden on God and he will sustain you" (Psalms 34:18 and 55:22)
#12 The Bedenbaughs 2015-06-25 21:24
Ms. Charlene and family, We were saddened to hear of Mr. Gerald's passing. Praying for you as you face the difficult days to come. Lee, Elaine, Elise and Justin
#11 Sandra Carlton 2015-06-25 19:18
My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Love you, Sandy
#10 Beth Folk 2015-06-25 12:20
Teresa & family, I am so sorry to hear about your father. You are in my thoughts & prayers Beth
#9 R Brown 2015-06-25 08:47
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that death is not the end. The Bible promise a resurrection in the last day. John 5;28,29 assures us; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." I hope this message will help you cope with the loss of your loved one.
#8 Nancy B. Wicker 2015-06-24 14:58
Charlene and Family We are truly sorry by the loss of Mr. Gerald. For fourteen years, my family had the pleasure of having you and Gerald as neighbors. We were the one were truly blessed. Gerald was a great friend and will be missed. He always enjoyed talking about the "Gamecocks" and the Atlanta Braves. Cherish all the good memories. Love and prayers. Glenn, Nancy, and Andrew Wicker, Michelle and Alex Jones
#7 Karen Brehmer 2015-06-24 14:37
Teresa, Gary and Brooke, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you in my prayers. Karen
#6 Patsy Parks 2015-06-24 14:06
Teresa, I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family in the coming days.
#5 Karen Lindler Smith 2015-06-24 10:15
Charlene,Teresa ,Gary,and Family, We are greatly saddened by the loss of Gerald. He was a great friend and helped out our community in many ways. Cherish all the good times! The last few days were rough of the family, I am glad to have been their with you. I am glad he enjoyed the great peach ice cream. Love, Karen & Joey Smith
#4 sue&vic dowdy 2015-06-24 03:17
Theresa, Gary and family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one.Pray God gives you strength.
#3 Jim and Mary William 2015-06-23 22:51
We reach out to you in your time of sorrow. Gerald was a wonderfully caring person who did so much good for so many people. He was a strong advocate for righteousness, justice, and mercy in our society. We cherished his friendship and will continue to pray for each of you.
#2 Newberry Library 2015-06-23 18:06
We are deeply saddened to hear of Gerald's passing. Please know that you have our sympathy and you will be in our prayers. Newberry County Library Staff
#1 Dianne Graham 2015-06-23 17:11
Charlene and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Geralds passing. He was such a nice and kind gentlemen. Cherish all the good memories. You all have my deepest sympathy.
Love and Prayers Dianne

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