Born Feb. 22, 1919, at Old Field Branch, Maher, he was the son of the late Wayne Meade Sr. and Virginia Burgess Meade.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Hill Meade; six brothers, Earl, Ed, William, Luther, Jack and Wayne Meade, Jr.; and two sisters, Mary Alice Meade and Laura Virginia Ruby.
Bob was a well known and well respected Mingo County educator, having taught at Lenore High School and Chattaroy High School. He was the longtime basketball coach at Chattaroy Junior High School . Bob held a master’s degree in education and had attended Concord College, West Virginia University, Oklahoma University and the University of North Carolina.
Bob was genuinely interested in young people and he deeply cared about the welfare of his students. He worked hard to instill a love of knowledge and awareness in every student he encountered. As a coach, he used sports to teach his players the deeper lessons of life: hard work, dedication and devotion.
As much as Bob loved and enjoyed teaching and coaching, nothing brought him more joy than his own family. He was a devoted and concerned father. He was a true family man, the welfare of his wife and children was always of the upmost importance to him. Bob was the quintessential grandfather and he was so proud of his grandchildren and their accomplishments.
Bob was also a lover of nature. He was a man who truly worshiped in the wide open places. He loved the earth and was an avid gardener. He really enjoyed the sports of hunting and fishing.
Bob will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, former student and friends always.
Bob is survived by three daughters, Daphne (Dodie) Slone of Williamson, Linda Hurley of Charleston and Deborah (Karl) Nixon of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Jim (Terry) Meade of Williamson and David Harris of Virginia Beach, Va.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; Arville Jack Meade of Massillon, Ohio; and one sister, Ruby Magnone of Virginia Beach.
Funeral services will conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Weaver Mortuary. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 pm to 9 pm,. at the mortuary
Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson is serving the Meade family.