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Charles William Meadows

Charles W. Meadows

                         Name: Charles William Meadows

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: SV CO, 342nd Infantry,
                         86th Infantry Division

                         Rank: TEC 4

                         Dates of Service: 2/8/1943-2/24/1946

                         Theater of Service: Europe-African-
                         Middle Eastern, Asian, American


Charles William Meadows was born on January 30, 1923, in Page County, Virginia; he was the son of Abraham Franklin "Frank" Meadows (1886-1990) and Mattie Basil (Dulin) Meadows (1893-1982).  In 1940, Charles and his parents were residents of Scottsville, Albemarle County, Virginia, and Charles enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 8, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia.  Charles married Clara Jo Bell on August 4, 1944, in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  Charles William Meadows passed away on January 3, 2010, in Albemarle County, Virginia, and is buried at the Monticello Memorial Park, in Albemarle County.

Obituary, Charles William Meadows
The Daily Progress
Charlottesville, Virginia, January 5, 2010

Charles William Meadows was born in Page County, Virginia, on January 30, 1923, and died on Sunday, January 3, 2010.  He was the son of the late Frank and Mattie Meadows.

He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Thompson of Columbia, Maryland, and Charlotte Meadows Buchanan of Charlottesville; his fiancee, Frances "Penny" Koehn; two grandsons, William P. Buchanan of Charlottesville and Alan G. Thompson of Washington, D.C.; a great-granddaughter, Olivia C. Thompson of Washington, D.C.; and three sisters, Martha Spradlin of Scottsville, Nellie Murano of Richmond, and Susie Mills of Charlottesville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Jo Meadows; and a daughter, Ginger Faye Meadows.

He was a World War II veteran, who served in Germany and the Philippines with the 86th Infantry Division.  He was retired from the Virginia Electric Power Company.  An active member of Cherry Avenue Christian Church, he shared his talents with his family, friends, and community.  He was a 50 plus year member of the Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club.

A funeral service will be held in the Cherry Avenue Christian Church at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2010, with Mr. Scott Carter and Mr. Stan Martin.  Internment will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Clara Jo and Ginger Meadows Memorial Scholarship Fund, Mountain Mission School, 1 Hurley Street, Grundy, VA 24614.

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